May 21 – First shipment for Lakeway Link’s new RoRo-service between Gdynia and Södertälje

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On May 21, Lakeway Link will start a RoRo service between Gdynia and Södertälje, with three weekly departures in each direction.

To deploy this service, Lakeway Link has acquired the Lakeway Express. The RoRo vessel is sailing under Swedish flag and will have its home port in Västerås, where Lakeway Link has its headquarters.

Lakeway Express, with a carrying capacity of 1625 lane metres or approximately 108 trailers, is fully equipped to meet trailer, project cargo and mafi transport needs as well. The vessel will call the OT Port Gdynia and the Port of Södertälje on the Swedish side. The journey between the two destinations is approximately 22 hours. Following the reconstruction of the Södertälje locks in 2026, the service is expected to expand to include Västerås, accessed through Lake Mälaren.

Source: Lakeway Link

Torghatten won the first ferry contract in Sweden

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Swedish Västtrafik announced that Torghatten AB has won the tender for the Strömstad-Koster route for a contract of 15 years.

Torghatten will build two new fully-electric ferries to operate the connection, thereby further expanding its green fleet.

This is a fantastic day for us at Torghatten and Nordic Ferry Infrastructure! We have been working for some time to gain a foothold in Sweden, and Strömstad-Koster will be the starting point for us, says managing director of Torghatten AB, Stein Andre Hergistad-Olsen.

In addition to the new contract for Stömstad-Koster, Torghatten operates the autonomous city ferry Estelle in Stockholm. Torghatten wants to establish itself as a solid ferry operator in Sweden.

Västtrafik takes delivery of ELOISE

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Swedish public transport company Västtrafik has taken delivery of their fourth electric hybrid ferry Eloise.

The 298 passenger ferry has an installed capacity of 1260 kWh, with which she can sail fully electric for six hours, recharging via shore power or, if necessary, the onboard diesel generator.

It is powered by an EST-Floattech battery system.

EST-Floattech’s Green Orca 1050 High Energy Battery System runs on Lithium Polymer NMC cells with a high discharge rate capability.

An in-house designed battery management system (software) and several mechanical features (hardware) ensure continuous safe operations.