Starting in January 2021, mv Fionia Sea and mv Jutlandia Sea will call on the PSA Zeebrugge terminal in a second weekly WALLENIUS SOL service from Finland and Sweden to the port of Zeebrugge.
The sister vessels, with a capacity of 3,300 lane metres for roll-on/roll-off cargo and 300 TEU (containers), will be sailing the following rotation: Kemi-Oulu-Husum-Zeebrugge-Antwerp-Vaasa. The route of the existing service is Kemi-Oulu-Pietarsaari-Lübeck-Zeebrugge-Tilbury-Zeebrugge.
The PSA Zeebrugge terminal expects an extra volume of 200,000 tonnes of paper reels. These paper reels will be stuffed into containers for further transport, a process which will require approximately 30 extra port workers at the terminal.
Tom Hautekiet, CEO Port of Zeebrugge: “The second service of Wallenius SOL in Zeebrugge strenghtens our Scandinavian offer. Especially the connection with the port of Husum, on the east coast of Sweden (Gulf of Bothnia), a port and a region which is not part of today’s sailing destinations in Zeebrugge, allows us to serve new clients.”
Wallenius SOL will be adding additional capacity when 2 new RoRo vessels enter service at the end of 2021. They are currently being built in China. The vessels will each offer 5,600 lane metres and a capacity of up to 800 TEU. They will be fuelled by LNG and enable Wallenius SOL to handle larger volumes while reducing the environmental and climate impact.