New records for Port of Ystad in 2022 – again!

By 10 February 20232023 Newsletter week 6
February 10, 2023

Port of Ystad has for many years been Sweden’s third largest ferry passenger port and really consolidated its position in 2022.

  • New records for both calls (+1.9%), passenger cars (+6.3%) and passengers (+8.6%) were noted.
  • It is the third year in a row the port’s passenger ferries to Poland and Bornholm are progressing, despite tough times and a protracted pandemic.

“It is of course very gratifying that the port’s investments together with the shipping companies Unity Line, Polferries and Bornholmslinjen are yielding results”, says Björn Boström, CEO of Port of Ystad.

The port opened two new ferry berths in 2021, allowing larger vessels, up to 240 meters length to call the port. The new ferry berths are complementary to the existing ones and the port now has seven ferry berths for passengers, passenger cars, buses and trucks,  one of which is combined also for railway cars.

The new ferry berths also give the opportunity for cruise ships to call. The port is now working for an expansion of the cruise business.

Port of Ystad looks forward with confidence to 2023, among other things, with the arrival of the world’s largest passenger catamaran, the Bornholmslinjens HSC EXPRESS 5, for traffic between Ystad and Bornholm.