Two new vessels for Baltic Line
Baltic Line AS focuses on conventional traffic with a renovated pair of vessels sailing under the Finnish flag. Mv Baltic Madonna started in January and from April on it will sail in alternating weeks with mv Baltic Amelie on the weekly route Turku–Baltic States–Poland–Denmark–Norway. In addition, Baltic Line offers a connection from Gävle to Turku every other week. The long-term shipping contracts of the vessels mean that the ships create 30 new jobs under the Finnish flag for years.
The vessels started operations after thorough docking: the hulls and cargo holds were sandblasted and painted, lifts serviced, and bridges modernised. Turku Stevedoring Oy delivered new forklift equipment to the vessels. In addition, mv Baltic Amelie was fitted with completely new tween decks.
The new vessels replace mv Link Star and mv Mini Star that operated the route previously.
“Returning to conventional traffic makes it possible to utilise the whole bearing capacity of the vessels. That will considerably increase the cost-efficiency of the route”, says Mika Saarinen, Sales and Business Development Director of Baltic Line.
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