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  • Finnlines News 1/2024

A new route launched

Connecting Sweden and Poland

Finnlines has expanded its route network and started to operate with its freight-passenger ship Finnfellow on the route between Malmö and Świnoujście on 10 April 2024.

Photo: Angelika Maczewska

Finnfellow, which sails under the Swedish flag, has a capacity for 440 passengers and around 3,000 lane metres for vehicles and freight. The ship had previously operated on the Malmö–Travemünde line.

“The launch of this new route benefits both Swedish and Polish trade and expands Finnlines’ operations outside Finland,” says Antonio Raimo, Line Manager at Finnlines. “We have also strengthened the shore organization and opened an office in Świnoujście.”

The new route and ro-pax services secure an important trade connection on the Southern Baltic Sea corridor and further strengthen Finnlines’ position on the Baltic Sea.

“We expect large growth in freight volumes as well as passenger travel,” continues Raimo.

Smooth sailing

Finnlines’ route to Poland provides Malmö with a new direct connection to Continental Europe. There is a daily departure in each direction. The ship has over 180 passenger cabins and passengers have access to a Finnish sauna, buffet restaurant, bar, children’s play area and a shop. Pets are also welcome onboard.

“Finnlines has prepared the launch of a new line thoroughly. We can offer spacious decks for cars and freight. Passengers and drivers have a quick and easy entrance to the accommodation. The sea voyage is comfortable,” says Marco Palmu, Head of Finnlines Passenger Services.

During the nine-hour voyage, passengers – whether travelling because of work or pleasure – can relax and feel well-rested and ready to continue their travel after arrival. The connection between Sweden and Poland opens up new routes between Continental Europe and Scandinavia.

Large growth is expected in both freight and passenger volumes.