The new connection is therefore an attractive solution responding to the needs of bilateral trade between the two countries, which has been consistently growing since 2009 and has doubled since 1998.
“We are happy to offer our customers in both key Baltic markets a solution that meets their specific transportation needs and enables further trade growth”, shares Wojciech Muchlado, Seago Line Managing Director for East Central Europe. Main Polish export commodities to Sweden are electro machineries and metallurgical products, followed by chemicals and agricultural products – all of which have a significant potential for conversion into containerised transport.
Officially launched on 28th January 2017, the new service connects Gdansk in Poland with Gävle and Norrköping in Sweden and continues further to Bremerhaven in Germany and Felixstowe in the UK. Vessels from Gdansk towards Sweden depart on Saturdays and offer a competitive transit time of two days to Gävle (arrivals on Mondays) and four days to Norrköping (arrivals on Wednesdays).
Our new service also offers an additional connection from Sweden to the hub in Bremerhaven by making use of Gävle and Norrköping ports as an alternative to the more congested Swedish west coast.