Stena launch new freight-focused Baltic connection

Stena launch new freight-focused Baltic connection

Ferry company Stena Line will start a new freight focused connection between Latvia, Sweden and Germany by adding a port-call in Karlskrona on the existing ferry route between Liepaja and Travemünde.

Stena Line offer seven routes in the Baltic Sea for freight and passenger transportation. The additional call in Karlskrona on the existing route between Liepaja and Travemünde, will start on 13 August 13. 

Stena said the new service will enable more effective trade and transport opportunities between the Baltic countries and southern Scandinavia.

“We see an increasing demand for sea transportation in the Baltic region. This is an expansive region where Stena Line already has a strong presence and we are pleased to expand our customer offering. Our intention is to increase the frequency and capacity even further going forward,” says Erik Thulin (pictured above, inset), Trade Director Baltic Sea North.

The route between Liepaja and Travemünde is operated by the two Danish flagged RoPax vessels Stena Gothica (pictured above, main pic), and Urd, both 171 metres long with a freight capacity of 1,600 lane metres. The new weekly port-call in Karlskrona will initially be in the direction Liepaja-Travemünde on Thursday evenings.

”This is an exciting addition to our operations and service to our customers. We are strengthening our position as Europe's leading ferry company and respond to the increased market demand in the Baltic Sea”, says Niclas Mårtensson, CEO Stena Line.

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