Ports of Stockholm welcomes the new Stena Line service between the Port of Nynäshamn - Gdynia
The 17th of October was the inaugural day for the new Stena Line service between the Port of Nynäshamn and Gdynia, the company said in its press release. Ports of Stockholm welcomes this service that will enable more goods to be transported by sea directly to the growing Stockholm region. The new Stena Line service between the Port of Nynäshamn and Gdynia in Poland began to operate on the 17th of October at 11 am with the arrival of the RoRo ferry Elisabeth Russ at the Port of Nynäshamn. The vessel will initially offer three departures each week from Nynäshamn and three from Gdynia. This new service is a tangible example of creating alternative possibilities to use sea transport and to transport goods by sea directly to and from the growing Stockholm region. This is a better environmental alternative and alleviates the pressure on the country’s already congested roads and railways. Stena Line currently operates services between Nynäshamn and Ventspils in Latvia with the vessels Scottish Viking and Stena Flavia.
Stena Line and TransContainer open railway ferry service between Scandinavia and Russia
International ferry operator Stena Line and railway operator TransContainer have completed testing of the line service between the Swedish Gothenburg (North Sea) and Russian Samara (Volga river), Stena Line says in its press release. Multimodal transportation of containers under single responsibility from the point of dispatch to the point of destination is arranged with the use of Swedish railway from Gothenburg to Nynäshamn (freight port in Stockholm), then ferry to Ventspils (Latvia) and railway (1520 mm) towards Russia, Central Asia and China. “This innovative service appeared in our transport in response to the requirements of consignees who earlier used a conventional chain of delivery: plant-sea-railway, - says Aivars Taurins, Regional Director for the Baltics, Russia and the CIS countries at Stena Line. - transshipment frequently resulted in cargo damage, transit time fluctuations complicated planning of loading in Samara and lead to overstocking.” According to Aivars Taurins, the risk of damage is eliminated for containerized cargo, railway and ferry schedule guarantee fixed transit time – 14 for carloads and container loads and half of it for a complete train. Idle time at border crossings is reduced to zero as all the procedures take 30-40 minutes for trains. Stena Line considers the new service to be a step towards ‘unmanned’ technologies – transportation of containers semitrailers, automobile containers or swap bodies by multimodal chains without drivers. These technologies will considerably improve efficiency of transportation in post-soviet area, especially in Russia with those long distances. “Unmanned technologies let decrease expenses for work-force and rolling stock, minimize idle time and balance cargo flows,” Aivars Taurins comments. Joint line service of Stena Line and TransContainer links the industrial areas of Scandinavia and the central manufacturers of Russia, Central Asia and China. It is the first application of this principle in multimodal railway-sea chains.Upload News