The new route is the next step in our ambition to further strengthen our 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 Nynäshamn, 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.
The new route between Hanko and Nynäshamn starts on 1 February 2022 and will be served by the vessel Urd with three weekly departures in each direction. The second vessel, Stena Gothica, will join the route on 16 May 2022. Hanko-Nynäshamn will then be served with daily departures from both ports allowing for smooth loading and unloading during full day port stays.
The two dedicated freight RoPax ferries, Urd and Stena Gothica have a capacity of 1,600 lane meters and 186 passengers. They add up to our latest investments in the expansive Baltic Sea area, including the deployment of two long newly built E-Flexers on the route Nynäshamn-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 Nynäshamn 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 Lindstål, (C) Chair of the Board of Ports of Stockholm.