Wasaline increased its operational volume and improved the result for 2018 by 17,4%.
- +1.3% Turnover €19,6 million
- +17.4% Result €2,0 million
Wasaline increased its market shares on the passenger traffic market between Finland and Sweden 2018, with a new record year again since the traffic start 2013.
- + 6.2% passengers
- +6.3% cars
- +2.2% freight
Multiple energy saving projects continued during 2018 with investments in frequency converters and different automation systems. Preparations for a battery driven system back up for the auxiliary engines are ongoing and will be finished in 2019
Thanks to these actions, the electricity consumption onboard decreased by 40% and the fuel consumption by 4,5%. The average fuel tonnage price increased by 22% during 2018 but for Wasaline the total fuel expenses increased only by 12,9%.
The ice season 2018 was the most widespread since the start of the traffic in 2013 and the entire Bothnian Bay was covered with ice until March, however, the traffic ran smoothly without any disturbances.
During year 2018, Wasaline ordered a new ferry.