Stena Line is continuing to expand in the Baltic Sea together with Ports of Stockholm. As early as February next year, the shipping company will introduce a brand new route between Stockholm Norvik Port and Hanko in Finland.
“It’s a pleasure to welcome a new service linking Stockholm Norvik Port and the Port of Hanko. We are very happy about our long-term collaboration with Stena Line and that this shipping company has chosen to expand and invest in the Baltic Sea and our new major port,” says Fredrik Lindstål, Chair of the Board at Ports of Stockholm.
From 1st February the vessel Urd will come into service on the new route. A second vessel, Stena Gothica, will be added to the route in May, providing daily departures from both ports. Both vessels have a cargo footage capacity of 1,600 metres and can carry 186 passengers.
“With our new daily route between Hanko and Stockholm Norvik we heavily expand and strengthen our position in the Baltic Sea. We are very happy to offer our freight customers in Stockholm Norvik a new connection to one of the most dynamic countries in Europe, Finland, and to the Port of Hanko as one of the most efficient ports of the region. By setting up the route in Stockholm Norvik, we follow our ambition to improve our existing reliable partnership with Ports of Stockholm further and grow together”, says Niclas Mårtensson, CEO Stena Line.
Stena Line has already committed in a major way to Stockholm Norvik Port. This year the shipping company introduced two extended vessels on the Ventspils – Stockholm Norvik Port route. During 2022 they will expand operations even further by exchanging these vessels for two larger, newly built vessels on the same route.
“The commitment of Stena Line in introducing yet another route from Stockholm Norvik Port emphasises how important the newly built port is for the sustainable supply of goods to Sweden’s largest consumer area. The port has been open for less than two years and we are already growing with the introduction of a new route. This has exceeded our expectations and shows that it was the right decision to invest in building Stockholm Norvik,” explains Johan Wallén, Marketing and Sales Manager at Ports of Stockholm.
The strategic location of Stockholm Norvik Port, with efficient intermodal transport connections to the rest of Sweden, offers customers entirely new opportunities. The port has been built with a capacity for expansion and extensive possibilities to store and transfer cargo.