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Finnlines to establish a new daily maritime bridge between Sweden and Poland

Finnlines Plc, Press release, Helsinki, 5 April 2024

Finnlines to establish a new daily maritime bridge between Sweden and Poland – first departure from Malmö to start on 10 April 2024

Finnlines expands its route network and starts to operate with its freight-passenger ship Finnfellow on the route between Malmö, Sweden, and Świnoujście, Poland, on 10 April.

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

“The launch of a new route will benefit Swedish and Polish exports and imports and expands Finnlines’ operations outside Finland, as well as confirming Finnlines commitment to Polish security of supply by calling both the port of Gdynia and soon the port of Świnoujście,” says Antonio Raimo, Line Manager at Finnlines. “We have already strengthened the shore organization and opened an office in Świnoujście.”

Finnlines’ new route to Poland provides Malmö a direct connection to Continental Europe, in addition to the Öresund Bridge to Denmark and Finnlines’ Malmö–Travemünde route to Germany. This will also be a convenient way to travel to Poland from Sweden, Norway and Denmark.

“Finnlines has prepared the launch of a new line between Sweden and Poland 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 will surely be comfortable,” says Marco Palmu, Head of Finnlines Passenger Services.

“The new connection complements existing ones and gives us new routes to Europe. This  strengthens Copenhagen Malmö Port’s position as a hub in the Baltic Sea and Malmö’s position in  the heart of Northern Europe’s largest labour market region,” says Katrin Stjernfeldt Jammeh (S), Mayor of Malmö Municipality.

The connection will be opened on April 10, there will be a daily departure in each direction, in the morning from Malmö and in the evening from Świnoujście. 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. On night departures it is compulsory to book a cabin. However, passengers can also book a bed in a shared cabin. Pets are welcome, but their owners must book a pet cabin for the voyage, also on morning departures.

Daily schedule

Departure                            Arrival

Malmö 10:15                         Świnoujście 19:00
Świnoujście 21:30              Malmö 06:30

Finnfellow, ship data

Ship type: freight-passenger ship (ro-pax)
Built: 2000
Length: 188.3 m
DWT: 7,267
GT: 33,724
Lane metres: 3,099
Max number of passengers: 440

More information:

Antonio Raimo, Line Manager, Finnlines Plc, +46 70 725 0380

Marco Palmu, Head of Passenger Services, Finnlines Plc, +358 40 773 4894

Finnlines Plc  

Finnlines is a leading shipping operator of freight and passenger services in the Baltic Sea, the North Sea and the Bay of Biscay. The company is a part of the Grimaldi Group, one of the world’s largest operators of ro-ro vessels and the largest operator of the Motorways of the Sea in Europe for both passengers and freight. This affiliation enables Finnlines to offer liner services to and from any destination in the Mediterranean, West Africa, North and South America as well as Asia and Australia.