Finnlines Poland, one of the two ro-ro shipowners that OT Port Gdynia terminal operates with, is improving its capacity by increasing the frequency of the Gdynia-Hanko service. From the 24th of January 2022, two ro-ro ships of Finnlines – mv Finnkraft and mv Finnhawk – will serve the route offering 6 departures per week according to the schedule below.
Ro-ro connections are one of the main segments of the shipping market served by the Port of Gdynia. The additional connections are to meet the increased demand for links between Poland and Finland. The ro-ro segment recorded a 33.25 per cent increase in transshipments compared to 2020. The good results are due to the continuous improvement and investments carried out in this area within the Port of Gdynia.
Thanks to the consistently implemented Development Strategy of the Port of Gdynia Authority, which also includes the objectives regarding ro-ro shipping, the interest of business partners is constantly growing. The plans of the Gdynia Seaport include the expansion of the Basin V, thanks to which larger ro-ro ships will be able to be serviced in the port.
The planned investment includes, among other things, dredging from the current 7.6m and 8m to a depth of 10m and 15.5m, flooding a part of Basin V with an area of up to approximately 20,000 square metres for port operations, modernisation of ramps and reconstruction of quays.