Svenska Rederi AB Öresund, Malmö, Sweden
&
D/S Øresund, Copenhagen, Denmark.


Poster from 1905 on a postcard from 1970

Danish Dampskipssellskapet Øresund,(DSØ), starts its shipping in 1900. Together with the Swedish Rederi AB Öresund launches DSØ 1905 Malmö-Copenhagen route.
The Shipping companies were subsidiaries of their respective countries rail companies.
1960 starts Swedish Rederi AB Öresund, a new line on the route Limhamn-Dragør especially adapted for automobile traffic.
In the middle of 1960 they introducing hydrofoils on the route Malmö / Skeppsbron-Copenhagen / Havnegade. These fast vessels were soon to eliminate the slow-sized boats.
The joint venture company, separated in 1977 in a Swedish part of the name Sundfart and the Danish DSØ. The newly formed Sundfart has nothing in common with the Sundfart who was active during 1950 and 1960.
In this division operates Sundfart Limhamn-Dragør while DSØ runs the lines with hydrofoils and "The big boats" between Malmö and Copenhagen.
1980 transformed the Sundfart and becomes part of the Scandinavian Ferry Lines, SFL.
1984 SFL sell its shares in the hydrofoil traffic to Danish DSØ. The Danes still retain a number of hydrofoils under the flag of Sweden, despite the fact that no Swedish ownership remains in the line.
1997, the Company get their last name when the line is inserted in the new Scandlines.
1999: The line Limhamn-Dragør closed down in autumn on the occasion of  that the bridge over Oresund is finish in spring 2000.
Öresundsbolaget, as part of Swedish Railways (SJ), also became involved with longer distance routes such as Malmö-Trävemünde, but these larger ships are not shown on this page, which only covers local Sweden-Denmark services out of Copenhagen - Malmö and Limhamn - Dragør.

Ship of D/S Øresund AS, Copenhagen
ABSALON 1955
HELSINGBORG  1946
MALMØ 1914
SANKT IBB 1935
SVERIGE 1929
ØRNEN 1950
ØRNEN 1996
Ship of Rederi AB Öresund, Malmö
DRAGÖR 1960
DROGDEN 1963
FELIX 1996
GRIPEN 1956
HABICHT II  (on T/C) 1978
HAMLET 1968
HÄLSINGBORG  1912
KRONPRINS CARL GUSTAF  (on T/C)
LIMHAMN 1960
LOMMEN 1985
MALMÖ 1947
NILS DACKE  (on T/C)
OFELIA 1968
SALTHOLM 1967
SCANIA 1972
SPRINGAREN 1991
SVALAN 1965
TÄRNAN
WESTFOIL  (on T/C) 1962
ÖRESUND (I) 1905
ÖRESUND (II) 1960
ÖRNEN 1909