Sweden-Germany

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HansaDestinations will start its new service from Nynäshamn to Rostock on August 30.

The timetable is now online. The crossing will take 18 hours.

The line will be operated by ropax DROTTEN, which has a capacity of 1,650 lane metres and 1,400 passengers. On departures from Rostock on Tuesdays and from Nynäshamn on Wednesdays, the number of passengers that the ship can accommodate will be limited.

KRONPRINS FREDERIK Tests Old Berth In Rostock

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Scandlines’ KRONPRINS FREDERIK visited Rostock on Friday 30 November for berthing trials. A berth has been modified to allow her to be used again on the route, if required.

Scandlines currently uses this Gedser – Rostock veteran as an additional cargo ferry on Puttgarden – Rødby route. In 2017 she has slightly been rebuilt to fit the dock in Puttgarden. The test was to make sure she can be used on the Rostock route, if needed.

Rostock unhappy with Lübeck’s port lease waiver

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LN Online reports that the port of Rostock has filed a complaint with the European Commission regarding the decision of the city of Lübeck to waive the lease of LHG, Lübeck’s port authority company. Rostock sees it as a distortion of competition.
SPD mayor Bernd Saxe says that accountancy and law firms did the necessary research, and came to the conclusion there was no illegal aid.
LN Online sees another reason behind the complaint: LHG wants to invest in the move of a Swedish paper customer from the Nordlandkai (Lübeck) to the Skandinavienkai (Travemünde). Port of Lübeck needs the renouncement of the lease as part of a rescue plan. Without rescue the port cannot invest in the terminal, and that might cause the customer to shift from Lübeck to Rostock.
Two years ago Lübeck already lost UPM to Rostock.