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DSD Annual Report 2015 - English ( flashmagasin)

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MILESTONES IN DSD'S HISTORY – INNOVATION OVER 160 EYARS

2015 Nor Lines takes delivery of two prize winning LNG-powered cargo vessels “Kvitbjørn” and “Kvitnos”
2015 Norled begins operation of the world’s first CO2 emission-free battery car ferry on the E39 connection Lavik – Oppedal in Sogn
2014 Battery-operated ferry “Ampere” receives the prestigious “Ship of the Year” award and “Næringslivets Klimapris”
2014 Nor Lines’ two LNG-powered cargo vessels under construction in China receive the “Thor Heyerdahl” award
2014 Norled adds two 100% LNG-powered car ferries to the Tau connection.
2013 Norled builds the world's first CO2 emission-free battery-operated car ferry for the Lavik – Oppedal route in Sogn og Fjordane.
2013 Norled receives a research and innovation award from Rogaland’s Forskning og Nyskapningsfond
2013 Nor Lines’ contracted LNG-powered cargo vessel wins the Green Ship Award and the NHO Transport og Logistikk environmental award
2012 Norled begins operating the Bergen – Sogn og Fjordane express boat route (1 May).
2011 Nor Lines contracts two environmentally-friendly LNG-powered freighters from China.
2011 DSD takes over 100% of the shares in Tide Sjø AS, and the company is renamed Norled AS (from 1 January 2012).
2011 Nor Lines becomes a wholly-owned subsidiary of DSD.
2009 The world's three first LNG-powered passenger ferries are deployed to the massive Nesoddtangen – Aker Brygge commuter route.
2007 Stavangerske AS is merged with Tide Sjø.
2007 Stavangerske AS builds three new carbon fibre express boats for the routes in Ryfylke, cutting fuel consumption by 40% and subsequently winning an award for universal design.
2006 Nor Lines establishes a nationwide ground transport system.
2004 Nor-Cargo is sold to Posten Norge AS. Nor-Cargo Shipping becomes Nor Lines AS.
2003 MF "Stavanger" – the first Norwegian aluminium catamaran car ferry is deployed to the Tau route.
2001 The North Sea traffic is transferred to the new company Sea-Cargo, with a current ownership constellation of Nor Lines 40% and Sea-Trans 60%.
2000 Allianse Informasjonssystemer ASA is bought and, over the course of the next five years, further developed into Rogaland's largest IT company with branch offices throughout Southern Norway.
1999 DSD buys 42.4% of the shares in HSD.
1997 RT builds the first Norwegian ferries in Poland.
1992 Boknafjorden Ferjeselskap (50% BNR and 50% RT) wins the commuter ferry licence across the Boknafjord between Mortavika and Arsvågen.
1989 DSD enters international shipping through DSD Shipping AS.
1989 DSD reorganises and establishes subsidiaries Rogaland Trafikkselskap (RT) and Nor-Cargo Stavangerske.
1988 DSD becomes part of RoNoTro, which bought Bergenske.
1986 The Westamaran "Fjordsol", added to the Sand-Sauda route, receives an award for its universal design.
1978 Joint sailing Stavangerske – Mørerutene. Nord-Pool is established as a merger of several coastal shipping companies.
1971 DSD starts a Westamaran route in Puerto Rico.
1964 More efficient freight ship operation through the delivery of two ships equipped with side doors, cranes and heavy lifting beams: "Rogaland" and "Akershus".
1960 Norway's first hydrofoil boat "Vingtor" is deployed to Norway's first express boat route between Stavanger – Haugesund – Bergen.
1959 The dawn of a new age - DSD receives a licence for the Stavanger – Tau route, signs a contract with the Norwegian Public Roads Administration and builds the first car ferry "Tau", delivered in 1961.
1948 The birth of the motto "The white fleet". The local ferries are painted white with yellow smokestacks.
1947 MS "Haugesund", formerly "Kilbirnie", is deployed to the Haugesund day service, which becomes the main connection across the Boknafjord.
1939 MS "Fjorddrott" is delivered as a result of experience with sea buses. The boat attracts considerable attention with its 140-foot length, lounges for 405 passengers, and room for 12–14 cars. "Fjordrott" is deployed to the Haugesund and Sand – Sauda route in correspondence with the railway and bus link to Oslo.
1938 DSD takes good note of road network development, takes over the Sand – Ropeid ferry route and in the autumn of 1945, it procures a modern drive-through car ferry – "Ropeid".
1938 The "Ekspress II" sister ship is deployed, inspiring the term “sea bus”.
1937 Technical Manager Ludvig Thorsen revolutionises the local liner design in Norway by building a light ship with a long, narrow hull powered by a diesel engine. This results in a ship with good sailing speed and solid operating economy. "Ekspress" is launched from the company's own workshop in Klasaskjæret, and is added to the Sandeid route.
1934 DSD contributes share capital to Det Norske Luftfartsselskap (DNL), and becomes a shipping agent for the seaplane routes with a dedicated floating dock at Klasaskjæret.
1930 DSD starts joint-sailing with Bergenske in Danzig and Gdynia, with sporadic calls at Königsberg.
1924 DSD begins collaborating with Bergen LIoyd and deploys "Tungenes" between Trondheim, the cities in Western Norway and Stettin-Lübeck.
1922 The shipping line starts an international route to Leith and Grangemouth with the cargo ship "Jæderen".
1919 DSD takes an ownership stake in Hurtigruten and gives Stavanger a weekly link to the route between Bergen and Kirkenes. From 1919 to 1940, DSD is the only company to run a regular post, freight and passenger service along the entire Norwegian coast.
1912 The Sandnes/Stavanger – Kristiania coastal steamer is expanded with "Austri" and "Vestri", purchased from Denmark and equipped with refrigeration units to ensure fast and hygienic transport of meat to the capital.
1909 The Bergen railway opens, and DSD expands the night route with the newly built "Bergen".
1904 "Kong Olaf" is deployed to a new weekly express route between Sandnes/Stavanger and Kristiania – to secure rapid transport of agricultural products from Jæren.
1897 DSD enters into a joint-venture with Sandæs Dampskibs-Aktieselskab to operate the night route between Sandnes, Stavanger and Bergen. It is agreed that HSD would be responsible for the correspondence with the local ferries in Sunnhordland.
1885 DSD enters the travel/tourism segment, providing significant funding to "Suldal" on the Suldalsvannet lake to promote tourism between Sand and Røldal.
1879 DSD looks to the international market, winning the tender for a 3-year contract to operate the summer mail route between Kristiansand and Fredrikshavn in Jutland, Denmark. "Stavanger" and later on, "Kong Olaf", are deployed to the route.
1868 DSD receives its first modern screw steamer "Stavanger", which is deployed to the route between Kristiania and Bergen starting in the spring of 1868. The coastal route becomes one of the country's most important trunk routes.
1855 DSD is established on 12 February 1855 to build and operate the "Ryfylke" paddle steamer on the first commercial boat routes in Ryfylke.
 
 
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