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.
RoRo "Elisabeth Russ". Image by Stena Line
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
About Stena Line
Stena Line is one of Europe's leading ferry companies with 37 vessels and 21 routes in Northern Europe. 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 about 15 000 employees and an annual turnover of around 36,5 billion SEK.
Stena Line, press release