April 9, 2020

Eckerö Line has doubled its cargo transport capacity with the reintroduction of FINBO CARGO.

After nearly 10 weeks in the Oresund Drydocks Ship Repair Yard, and an extra 450 tons of steel for ice reinforcement, FINBO CARGO entered service on 6 April, alongside FINLANDIA between Helsinki (Vuosaari) and Tallinn (exceptionally from the Old Port of Tallinn instead of the Port of Muuga).

Increasing cargo capacity between Finland and Estonia is particularly important to ensure Finland’s security of supply and transportation in the exceptional circumstances caused by the corona crisis. FINBO CARGO is not receiving financial support from the National Emergency Supply Agency.

Due to state travel restrictions, the ship will not carry passenger traffic, nor passenger vehicles for now.

Ropax FINLANDIA is also continuing to operate on an exceptional schedule 38 times a week. Pharmaceutical transports are prioritized on ships. Trucks containing medicinal supply are marked with special banners to ensure that these trucks are loaded and unloaded first.