Baltic Sea going strong
The Gdynia (Poland) – Karlskrona (Sweden) route in the Baltic Sea continues to register marked increases in freight volumes.
Given this, Stena Line is stepping up the number of sailings this summer, and putting a fourth ship into service in autumn. The number of freight units on the route already rose substantially in 2016 – and the trend continued in the first five months of the current year.
The ferry operator’s schedule will be augmented by four more departures per week from the end of June to the end of August. The ro-ro ferry “Gute”, on time charter from Gotlandsbolaget, will be the fourth ship to ply the route from 28 August.
The “Gute”, which offers 865 lane metres for freight, will join the “Stena Vision”, “Stena Spirit” and “Stena Baltica”. The deployment of the “Gute” enables Stena Line to provide eight more departures per week. This will boost the current sailings on the Gdynia–Karlskrona link from 36 to 40 during summer, and to 44 from autumn 2017. (kd)