Olau Line


Overview


Olau Line was a Danish shipping company that existed between 1956 and 1994. It operated a ferry service from Sheerness in the United Kingdom to Vlissingen in the Netherlands from 1974 until 1994. In 1978 the German based TT-Line acquired 50% of Olau Line and purchased the rest of the company in 1979. TT-Line remained the sole owner of Olau Line until the line’s eventual closure in 1994.

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