Greencarrier and Wallenius Marine have established Lakeway Link, which will offer a regular service for ro-ro and high and heavy cargoes between Sweden and Poland.
The company will connect the Polish cities of Gdynia and Gdansk with Södertälje and Västerås via Lake Mälaren. “With the founding of the company, a more sustainable regular service will be opened with fixed departures twice a week from Sweden and Poland, starting at the end of the year,” Greencarrier explained.
The service will be operated by new vessels capable of connecting the Baltic Sea with the shallow Lake Mälaren.
Göran Söderdahl, global senior commercial manager at Wallenius Marine, explained: “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.”
Fredrik Hermansson, ceo of Greencarrier Liner Agency Sweden, added: “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.”