On 1st February, 2022, the first ferry on Stena Line’s new route Nynäshamn/Hanko sailed from the Swedish port.
Stena’s ropax ‘Urd’ left Nynäshamn/Stockholm’s Norvik Port after an inauguration ceremony.
Starting with three departures per week, the link will soon switch to a daily schedule, when the ‘Stena Gothica’ joins its sister vessel at the beginning of May.
”By ‘Urd’s’ departure to Finland, we close a gap in the transport network. This new service is primarily an outcome of customer dialogue and market demand. But to bring it to life you also need to be somewhat entrepreneurial and it requires hard work, a dedicated team and strong commitment to make a new route a success.
“So far the response has been very positive, which shows that we made the right decision,” explained Johan Edelman, Stena Line’s Trade Director Baltic Sea North.
The new route marks the next step in Stena Line’s plans to further expand and strengthen its position in the Baltic Sea, the company said. The new service will accommodate the increasing demand of freight customers for transport in the Baltic Sea and beyond
‘Urd’ sails overnight on a crossing time of 12 hours.
“The commitment of Stena Line in introducing 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 strong intermodal connections to the rest of Sweden both by road and by rail and the location is closer to the fairway than any other ports on the Swedish east coast. It is a success that we together can grow with yet another new route, this time between Sweden and Finland,” Fredrik Lindstål, Chair of the Board at Ports of Stockholm, said.
Both ‘Urd’ and ‘Stena Gothica’ offer a capacity of 1,600 lane meters and can carry up to 186 passengers each.