Wallenius SOL’s newbuild con-ro vessel Botnia Enabler has entered service on the Zeebrugge-Antwerp-Kokkola-Oulu-Kemi-Skellefteå-Travemünde route.


Botnia Enabler is first in a series of two vessels. Ragnar Johansson, managing director at Wallenius SOL, said: “As her name suggests, Botnia Enabler will help Swedish and Finnish industry and enable our customers to reach important ports in northern Finland, Sweden, Germany, Benelux and the UK with their goods. The ship is a pioneer and an essential part of a solution that will allow us to create sustainable shipping for the future.

“Botnia Enabler has increased our container capacity by 300 percent, and almost 100 percent for ro-ro cargo, compared to the ship she is replacing. And later, when we add Baltic Enabler, the route will have a capacity of 962 teu,” he added.