Naming ceremony for the world’s biggest ice-rated ConRo vessel

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8 September 2022, Wallenius SOL’s new record-breaking vessel BOTNIA ENABLER was christened in the Port of Skellefteå.

BOTNIA ENABLER is not only the world’s biggest ice-rated ConRo vessel with multi-fuel operation, but also the biggest ship that has ever called at the Port of Skellefteå. It was with much due pomp and ceremony that invited guests, politicians and representatives of trade and industry bore witness to the ship’s godmother Ulla Löfven when she according to tradition broke a bottle of champagne against the ship’s 242 metre long hull.

BOTNIA ENABLER will share the Zeebrugge-Antwerp-Kokkola-Oulu-Kemi-Skellefteå-Travemünde route with her sister ship, BALTIC ENABLER. This means weekly calls with a total capacity of 6,442 lane metres (962 TEU).

Capacity Increase on Karlskrona-Gdynia

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Stena Line also announced their plans to increase the capacity on the Karlskrona-Gdynia route further during 2022 with the deployment of the two large and modern 222-meter RoPax ferries STENA SCANDICA and STENA BALTICA.

After 7 months in the dry dock STENA BALTICA was launched at the Sedef Shipyard on Wednesday 29 September. She is first expected to join sister vessel STENA SCANDICA on the Baltic Sea route between Nynäshamn and Ventspils early next year.

Green Cargo on Greener Ships

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WALLENIUS SOL will introduce weekly traffic to the Port of Skellefteå beginning October 2021.

What’s behind? An agreement between logistics company Scanlog and Northvolt.

Northvolt’s first battery gigafactory is being established in Skellefteå and serves as Northvolt’s primary site for manufacturing of active material, cell assembly and recycling.

Route: Zeebrugge-Antwerp-Kokkola-Skelleftehamn-Kemi-Oulu

In the initial stage, the chartered vessels Fiona Sea and Jutlandia Sea will be plying the route. At the end of the year, they will be replaced by WALLENIUS SOL’s newly built vessels, which will be the world’s biggest ice-rated, multi-fuel RoRo vessels.