The demand for freight capacity in the Baltic Sea has been growing steadily over the last number of years and Stena Line is supporting this growth through investing in a new route from Poland to Sweden, Gdynia-Nynäshamn, which will commence operations from October 16th 2017 with six trips a week.
“This is another important step where we are seeing a strong demand from our customers and also where we are building for the future. We will continue to develop our business in line with customer and market demands and the new route will be an important complement to our existing Baltic Sea routes”, says Stena Line’s CEO Niclas Mårtensson.
Stena Line has been operating the route from Gdynia to Karlskrona for over 20 years.
“We have been exploring the possibility over a period of time of improving our offering for our customers with an additional freight connection. Demand for freight capacity both from Poland and Sweden is showing continued growth and the routes over the Baltic Sea are an important part of the infrastructure connecting Central Europe with Scandinavia and have immense potential for development. This will now give us one very strong transportation hub in Gdynia, one in Nynäshamn and one in Karlskrona”, says Marek Kiersnowski, Trade Director Baltic Sea South.
The new route will operate its first sailing on the 16th October and will be operated by the chartered RoRo vessel Elisabeth Russ which is a freight only ferry carrying a mix of, trucks with drivers, trailers and containers. The ship will operate 3 round trips from Gdynia and Nynäshamn with a sailing time of 18 hours.
Facts about Elisabeth Russ:
- Sailing time between Gdynia-Nynäshamn: 18 hours
- Length: 153 metres
- Width: 21 metres
- Load capacity: 1625 lane metres
Source: Stena Line