Sea Lines Sells To Cenk Group

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Åland-based Sea Lines stops operating in the Black Sea.

  • Vessel SEA PARTNER (1978) was sold to competitor Cenk Group and renamed CENK T. [MarineTraffic]
  • Sea Lines route Karasu (Turkey) and Chornomorsk (Ukraine) suspended. [announcement website Sea Lines]
  • Sea Lines was founded in 2012 by the Eklund family, with Stena as partner until 2016.
  • “We have very good liquidity and are looking at several opportunities, mainly at home but also away,” says CEO Joe Lindblom to local media. [Sjö]

Sea Lines Decide To Suspend Turkey – Romania Route For A While

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On February 2, Sea Lines launched a new roro line between Karasu in Turkey and Constanta in Romania. After only two weeks, they had to close the new line, temporarily.

“Due to an unsustainable heavy administrative burden and unforeseen costs, the Karasu-Constanta Ro-Ro route will be temporarily suspended. Sea Lines is in consultation with authorities, ports and customers, supporting the necessary changes to resume the service.”

Roro vessel VASALAND is now on its way to Tunisia for another charter.

Sea Lines Start New Black Sea RoRo Service

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On 3 February 2021, Sea Lines will commence sailings on a new roro route between Karasu in Turkey and Constanta in Romania.

The route will be serviced by one roro vessel, with a capacity for up to 155 units and 12 drivers in Covid-19 safe single cabins. (probably chartered VASALAND)

Karasu and Constanta terminals are strategically located near important highways and provide space for handling all types of cargoes. Their locations also provide a close and quick connection to the main industrial zones.

There will be 3-4 weekly departures from each port, all in evening 11:00 PM, with a crossing time of 13 hours.