Polish ferry operator, Unity Line and the Swedish Port of Trelleborg have signed a new five year agreement.
Unity Line has operated on the Trelleborg/Swinoujscie route since February, 2007. Traffic has increased steadily since its inception.
Trelleborg is Scandinavia’s largest port for rolling traffic and is the market leader in terms of Polish freight volumes. For example, during the years that Unity Line has served Trelleborg, the volumes have increased by more than 10% per year.
At present, Unity Line has four vessels operating on the Polish route.
A new ropax, ‘Epsilon’ is to replace ‘Galileusz’ in January, 2024. She will almost double the capacity with 3,000 lane meters available and will be Unity Line’s largest vessel on the route.
Both ropaxes are owned by Euroafrica and operated by Unity Line.
“Port of Trelleborg has invested to be able to receive larger, more efficient and more modern vessels. We at Unity Line are very positive about this development and our ambition is, in addition to ‘Epsilon’, to locate our two other new vessels that are currently being built in Poland and will be completed in 2025 and 2026, respectively, at the Trelleborg/Swinoujscie route,” said Jaroslaw Kotarski, Unity Line CEO.
“We at Port of Trelleborg are very pleased that Unity Line has chosen to invest and develop its operations in Trelleborg by putting their new vessels into service between Trelleborg and Swinoujscie, which strengthens our position as Scandinavia’s largest roro port,” added Jörgen Nilsson, Port of Trelleborg CEO.
The latest agreement is valid from 1st January, 2024 to 31st December, 2028.