Finnlines puts larger ferry into operation between Poland and Finland
Due to increased demand from the customers, Finnlines replaced its ferry sailing between Finland and Poland with a larger vessel. This will allow the ro-ro shipping line to increase capacity on the route between Gdynia and Hanko by almost 20 per cent.
Finnlines, the largest Finnish operator of ro-ro services, castled its ferry services on the Baltic Sea, namely on the line between Poland and Finland. Since 20 June, a ro-ro vessel with higher capacity has been sailing between the ports of Hanko and Gdynia three times a week (on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays). Such a change was caused by the growing demand from the customers. In Gdynia, the ferries of Finnlines are processed at the OT Port Gdynia terminal, which is a part of OT Logistics.
Earlier, the Hanko – Gdynia line was served by the Finnmerchant ferry. It has carrying capacity of 23,235 gross tonnes, draft of 6.6 metres, length of 193 metres, width of 26 metres and total lane length of 2,606 metres. This vessel was replaced by the Finnmill ferry, which is a little bit shorter (187 metres) but has more total lane length (3,259 metres). As a result, the latter can accommodate around 20 per cent more loads.