HHLA TK Estonia, a fully owned subsidiary of Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG has launched a new ferry from Finland to Estonia, a press release said Wednesday (July 17,2019). The RoPax ferry Finbo Cargo enters the Port of Muuga i.e. RoRo hub east of Tallinn twice daily and will help strengthen its position as roll on roll off hub in Baltic Sea region.
Increasing flow of goods between Finland and Estonia
The ferry link focuses on truck and trailer traffic although passengers with cars can be transported also. The Finbo Cargo has a capacity of nearly 2,000 lane metres for trucks, trailers and cars. Truck traffic via Muuga to Belarus, Ukraine and Western Europe holds huge potential for growth. Taru Keronen, Managing Director of Eckerö Line, said: “We see great potential in the route and want to be involved in its development. Our cargo figures have been growing well in recent years. More and more passengers are taking their cars when travelling to Estonia.” The route will also see the launch of a new traffic solution, which will accelerate the shift to Vuosaari in Finland for heavy traffic and create an alternative for cargo and car travel, Keronen added. The Rail Baltica connection from Estonia to the European rail network is likely to have a positive impact on the development of trailer traffic.
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