New ferry in Unity Line fleet already operating on Swinoujscie-Trelleborg line

The Epsilon, a ro-pax ferry, made its premiere voyage in the Unity Line fleet on the night of 23 January 2024. From now on, the vessel will run daily, from: 2:15 – 8:35, on the Świnoujście – Trelleborg route and from 15:55 – 22:15 on the Trelleborg – Świnoujście route. The ferry is commanded by an experienced officer – Capt. sailing master Arkadiusz Śląski.

Epsilon was built in 2011 at the Italian Visentini shipyard and can carry 299 people at a time. The vessel is 186 metres long, over 25 metres wide and boasts an operational load line of almost 2,860 metres. What is more, as many as 60 cars and 134 lorries will be able to board her, making her the largest (and also the newest) cargo type vessel currently owned by a Polish shipowner.

On Monday, 15 January, the ferry’s inauguration ceremony took place. Among the many guests on board Epsilon that day were: Olgierd Geblewicz, Marshall of West Pomerania, Janusz Żmurkiewicz, Mayor of Świnoujście, Michał Przepiera, Deputy Mayor of Szczecin, Arkadiusz Marchewka, Deputy Minister of Infrastructure, and the consuls of Cyprus, Denmark, Finland and Luxembourg.

Epsilon was purchased on 17 December 2023 by Unity Line’s business partner Euroafrica. It briefly docked at the Gryfia shipyard, where it was repainted and underwent minor adaptation work. The vessel will replace another Euroafrica ferry in the colours of Unity Line – the Galileo – which will be transferred to the Świnoujście – Ystad line. Thanks to this, Epsilon will significantly strengthen the transport potential between Poland and Sweden.

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