ForSea has decided to convert Mercandia IV from a passenger and freight vessel to a pure freight service. As a consequence, we will no longer offer retail and F&B services on Mercandia IV as of 1 September 2019. This is a response to a long term decline in car and passenger traffic. 

Mercandia 4 to be converted to a freight only vessel
Caption: Passenger/ RoRo cargo ship Mercandia IV - Image courtesy of René Nielsen

In addition, customer surveys have over time demonstrated a clear preference of passengers to use the larger and more modern ferries.

This is an important step to secure the position of the company in the future. Further initiatives to modernize the business and ensure our competitiveness will be introduced.

ForSea has to date invested significantly to transform Aurora and Tycho Brahe to battery-powered operation and remains committed to the development of sustainable shipping.

Source: ForSea