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Four Big New Ice-Class Freight Ferries For A New Swedish Shipping Company

  • WALLENIUS SOL: a new shipping company founded by Wallenius and Swedish Orient Line to cope with the increasing volumes of goods being transported from the Gulf of Bothnia.
  • Initially it is SOL’s current business that is transferred to the new company (with exception of Med and TransProCon). Bookings are redirected to SOL Continent’s website.
  • Route: Five ports in the Gulf of Bothnia – Germany (Travemünde/Lübeck) – Belgium (Zeebrugge/Antwerp) – UK.
  • WALLENIUS SOL started its operations on April 12, 2019. Main office is located in Gothenburg.
  • Initial fleet consists of five vessels: BALTICA, TAVASTLAND, THULELAND, TUNDRALAND and VASALAND.
  • The company will transport forestry products and other goods.
  • First customers to sign long-term agreements are Stora Enso and Metsä Board.
  • Four new ro-ro ferries have been ordered at the CIMC Raffles Yard in China, with a delivery planned for 2021.
  • Ice class 1A Super
  • LNG-powered, 241.7m long, 5,800 lane metre, designed by Knud E Hansen.


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SOL Adds The Finnish Port Of Pietarsaari / Jakobstad To Its Network

Swedish Orient Line announced that the Finnish port of Pietarsaari / Jakobstad will be approached once a week by the THULELAND and TUNDRALAND ro-ro ferries, extending the shipping company’s line network.

The route includes calls in Lübeck, Zeebrugge and Tilbury. The new route supports the export of paper products of the Finnish company BillerudKorsnäs from its plant in Pietarsaari as well as other import and export cargo from the region.

Start: January 2019