Dec 07, 2021
Swedish ferry company Stena Line today announces to enter the Finnish market with a new daily route from Hanko in Finland to Swedish Nynashamn. The new route is the next step in Stena Line’s ambition to further strengthen its position in the Baltic Sea. Starting with one ferry in February, the new route will be served with two vessels with daily departures from each port as of May 2022.
"With our new daily route between Hanko and Nynashamn, we heavily expand and strengthen our position in the Baltic Sea. Growing with our customers, we are investing in the new service to accommodate the increasing demand of our freight customers for seamless transports in the Baltic Sea and beyond. By extending our network to Finland, we further improve and expand the most comprehensive, efficient, and integrated ferry network in northern Europe", says Niclas Mårtensson, CEO Stena Line.
The new route between Hanko and Nynashamn starts on 1 February 2022 and will be served by the vessel Urd three times per week and port. The second vessel, Stena Gothica, will join the route on 1 May 2022. Hanko-Nynashamn will then be served with daily departures from both ports allowing for smooth loading and unloading during full day port stays.
Dedicated freight RoPax ferries, the vessels Urd and Stena Gothica have a capacity of 1,600 lane meters and 186 passengers. They add up to Stena Line's latest investments in the expansive Baltic Sea area, including the deployment of two long newly built E-Flexers on the route Nynashamn-Ventspils and the large capacity improvement on Karlskrona-Gdynia with the recently lengthened Stena Scandica and Stena Baltica.
"It is a real pleasure to welcome Stena Line in Hanko. As a leading port for efficient transport routes and at a central location in southern Finland, we share Stena Line's goal of building sustainable transport chains in the Baltic. Hanko is a key hub for trade and industrial products, the automotive industry and export of forest industry products. The new route extends our connections to key target markets in Sweden", says Anders Ahlvik, Managing Director at Port of Hanko.
"We warmly welcome the new route between Hanko in Finland and Nynashamn in Sweden. We are very happy about our long-term multi-year collaboration with Stena Line and that they have chosen to expand in a major way and invest in our new port in Stockholm Norvik," states Fredrik Lindstal, (C) Chair of the Board of Ports of Stockholm.
Quick facts Hanko-Nynashamn route:
• Starts with bi-daily departures on 1 February 2022
• Full two-vessel operation with daily departures as of 1 May 2022
• Operated by vessels Urd and Stena Gothica with 1,600 lane meters and 186 pax capacity each
• Daily crossing of 13 hours
Image by Stena Line
Stena Line is an important part of the European logistics network and develops new intermodal freight solutions by combining transport by rail, road and sea.
Stena Line also plays an important role for tourism in Europe with its extensive passenger operations.
The company is family-owned, was founded in 1962 and is headquartered in Gothenburg.
Stena Line is part of the Stena AB Group, which has 15 700 employees and an annual turnover of around 37 billion SEK.
Stena Line, press release