Swedish ferry company Stena Line announced on 7 December 2021 that it is to enter the Finnish market with a new daily route from Hanko in Finland to the Swedish port of Nynäshamn.
The new route is the next step in Stena Line’s ambition to further strengthen its 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”, says Niclas Mårtensson, CEO Stena Line.
The new route between Hanko and Nynäshamn starts on 1 February 2022 and will be served by the vessel Urd on a bi-daily schedule. The second vessel, Stena Gothica, will join the route on 1 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.
Dedicated freight ro-pax ferries, Urd and Stena Gothica have a capacity of 1,600 lane meters and 186 passengers.
They add to Stena Line´s latest investments in the expansive Baltic Sea area, including the deployment of two 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.
Quick facts Nynäshamn-Hanko route:
Starts with bi-daily departures on 1 February 2022
Full two-vessel operation with daily departures as of 1 May 2022
Operated by vessels Urd and Stena Gothica with 1,600 lane meters and 186 pax capacity each
Daily crossing of 11-12 hours