Traffic start for M/V Gute on Gdynia-Karlskrona
The strong growth within Stena Lines freight business on Baltic Sea South continues. This call for increased capacity and from Monday the 28th of August a fourth ship, M/V Gute, has been taken into operation between Gdynia and Karlskrona.
In 2016 the number of freight units on the route increased significantly and in the first eight months in 2017 the growth continues.
“Over these last few years we have experienced a very positive volume development and we believe this will continue and we are very happy to introduce a fourth ship since we are in need of extra capacity to be able to continue to grow. Our route between Poland and Sweden is strategically important to Stena Line and an integral part of the infrastructure linking the Central part of Europe with Scandinavia”, says Marek Kiersnowski, Trade Director - responsible for Stena Line's operation between Poland and Sweden.
M/V Gute is time-chartered from Gotlandsbolaget. The vessel will be a complement to Stena Vision, Stena Spirit and Stena Baltica with the major focus on Stena Line's freight operation. The introduction of M/V Gute will add an additional 8 trips a week and now Stena Line can offer 44 weekly trips on the route.
“We see continued strong demand for extra capacity and for our customers it is very important that we have availability and flexibility, and these developments are in line with our growth strategy. M/V Gute will be a great addition to our fleet leading to a timetable more adaptable to our freight customers ensuring the best possible service and maintaining our strong market position with the Baltic Port in Karlskrona and the new terminal in Gdynia which are important hubs for both freight and passengers,” says Marek Kiersnowski.
Facts M/V Gute
Crossing time: 14 hours
Length: 138 m
Width: 16 m
Freight capacity: 865 lane meters
About Stena Line
Stena Line is one of Europe's leading ferry companies with 36 vessels and 20 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.
For more information please contact Jesper Waltersson, Press & Media Relations Manager Stena Line, +46 704 85 85 32.