With the continuing good results of the Baltic freight market, Stena Line is to start a new ferry line between Poland and Sweden. This will involve a connection between Gdynia and Nynäshamn, a port located in Metropolitan Stockholm.
From 16 October this year, M/V Elisabeth Russ, a ro-ro vessel, will make six crossings (three in each direction) per week on this route. This will be the fifth Stena Line ferry working out of the Port of Gdynia – the fourth vessel, M/V Gute, began the Gdynia-Karlskrona crossing on 28 August. The Stena Line ferry fleet operating on the Gdynia-Karlskrona and Gdynia-Nynäshamn routes will consist of five vessels: two twin ships, Stena Vision and Stena Spirit, along with Stena Baltica, M/V Gute and M/V Elisabeth Russ.
M/V Elisabeth Russ is designed for transporting freight, including trucks with drivers, semi-trailers and other ro-ro units.
"For a long time we have felt the need to extend the range of services for our customers by adding another freight route," said Marek Kiersnowski, Managing Director at Stena Line Polska. "Demand for freight transport between Poland and Sweden is steadily increasing, and many of our customers also send goods to central and northern Sweden."
The connections between Poland and Sweden are an important element of the infrastructure linking Central Europe with Scandinavia, and have a great potential for development. The advantage of the port in Nynäshamn is its proximity to Stockholm and its link to the network of roads leading to the north of Sweden and also to Norway. With six crossings on the new Nynäshamn route, Stena Line can offer 25 crossings a week between Gdynia and Sweden starting from October of this year.