Greencarrier and Wallenius launch the new company Lakeway Link

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  • Greencarrier and Wallenius announced Lakeway Link, a new company aimed at reducing heavy traffic by offering extended waterway transport.
  • Lakeway Link will serve the Polish cities of Gdynia and Gdansk to and from Södertälje and Västerås via Lake Mälaren, Sweden.
  • Lakeway Link will be operated with a new type of “Mälarmax” vessel that will make it possible to connect the Baltic Sea with the shallow Lake Mälaren.
  • RoRo and High and Heavy.
  • Regular service will be opened with fixed departures twice a week from Sweden and Poland, starting at the end of the year.
  • Lake Mälaren is the third-largest lake in Sweden, located near Stockholm. It is connected to the Baltic Sea by a series of channels and waterways, making it an important water route for shipping and transportation.
  • The safety and accessibility of the waterways through the Södertälje canal and Mälaren are being improved. The Södertälje canal is being widened and dredged, the lock is being rebuilt and extended. The fairways in Mälaren are being dredged too. [Swedish Maritime Administration, about the project, in Swedish]


Fredrik Hermansson, CEO of Greencarrier Liner Agency Sweden (left) and

Göran Söderdahl, Global Senior Commercial Manager at Wallenius Marine (right)

Alfa Laval and Wallenius to Develop an Innovative Vessel Type that Can Contribute to the Decarbonization Targets

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Alfa Laval and Wallenius will form a 50/50 joint venture – AlfaWall Oceanbird – that will supply innovative wind propulsion solutions for cargo vessels and other ship types. The agreement was signed on June 28, 2021. The plan is to have the first Oceanbird system onboard a vessel within five years.

SOL Becomes New Majority Shareholder in Scanlog

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SOL Becomes New Majority Shareholder in Scanlog

Svenska Orient Linien, SOL, becomes new majority owner in the Swedish logistics company Scandinavian Logistics Partners, Scanlog. Until now, the shipping company has had a 20 percent holding in the company, but now it is expanding its ownership to just over 50 percent.

From SOL’s perspective, there are obvious benefits from the ownership in Scanlog: delivering door-to-door logistics services.

The sustainability perspective is extremely important for both organisations.

Scanlog’s business model is based on Responsible Logistics – increased cost efficiency, reduced environmental impact and responsibility for quality of delivery.

SOL has also made major investments in sustainable transportation earlier in the year through its 50 percent stake in the start-up shipping company WALLENIUS SOL. The new shipping company will transport cargo in the Baltic Sea region by 2021 with some of the world’s most modern ice-classed LNG-powered vessels. The new vessels will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 60 percent and fuel consumption by 50 percent per trans­ported unit.