Wallenius and Greencarrier have set up a new shipping line, Lakeway Link, that will connect the Swedish ports of Södertälje and Västerås with the Polish Gdynia and Gdańsk.
The twice-a-week service, intended to kick off at the end of this year, will be operated with Mälarmax vessels for carrying wheeled cargo, including high & heavy.
"Lakeway Link will open the waterway between important logistics points in Europe that previously could not be reached efficiently by sea. This is positive from a sustainability point of view as it reduces emissions, while contributing to more efficient flows and decreased heavy traffic on the roads," Fredrik Hermansson, CEO of Greencarrier Liner Agency Sweden, said.
Göran Söderdahl, Global Senior Commercial Manager at Wallenius Marine, added, "Lakeway Link will strengthen the development of Swedish shipping. We will design and build new vessels based on the latest technology, contributing to more sustainable logistics in both the Baltic Sea and our inland waterways where Lake Mälaren plays a major role. The ships will be designed to handle different types of cargo as well as socially beneficial missions, such as sea rescue."
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