Finnlines welcomes service upgrade to its Finland–Sweden route
Finnlines introduces a larger vessel to operate between Finland and Sweden and upgrades services to cargo carriers and private passengers. The Star class ro-pax vessels Finnswan and Europalink will jointly start on the Naantali–Långnäs–Kapellskär route, departing today in the evening from both Naantali and Kapellskär.
Europalink have joined the sister vessel Finnswan in traffic between Finland and Sweden. Photo: Finnlines Plc.
The ro-pax vessels Finnswan and Europalink will start on the Naantali–Långnäs–Kapellskär route under the Finnish flag on Thursday 27 January. The successful Finnlines’ route is one of the vital maritime links for Finland’s security of supply.
The cargo capacity will increase by 1,200 lane meters and passenger capacity by over 100 up to 554. In addition to a significant increase in capacity, the refurbishment of public areas will further increase travel comfort and onboard services as well as a stronger commitment to the freight industry to meet their needs at any time of the year.
Europalink have joined the sister vessel Finnswan which has been operating on the route since 2018. The entry of Europalink means that both morning and evening departures offer the same capacity and a uniform service concept and facilities for all customers.
Finnfellow will move from Naantali to the Malmö–Travemünde route. Finnlines thanks Finnfellow and its crew for their excellent work during the past years.
Finnlines specialises in freight transport and the extensive line network provides Finland’s export industry with a regular and reliable way into the European market, while ensuring imports of goods that are important for security of supply. With the introduction of Europalink, Finnlines consolidates its position as the main maritime service provider between Finland and Sweden.
Europalink, Finnswan, ship particulars:
Year of build 2007
Gross tonnage 45,923
Total lane length 4,215 m
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Finnlines is a leading shipping operator of ro-ro 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 as well as the Atlantic coast of both North and South America.