Finnlines inaugurated its new line in Malmö

In April this year, Malmö got another connection to the Continent when Finnlines' Finnfellow entered service between Sweden and Poland.

Finnlines inaugurated its new line in Malmö

On May 28, the shipping company's new line was celebrated with an official inauguration on board the ship. The inauguration ribbon in Swedish-Polish colours was cut by Finnlines' management and the Mayor of Malmö Municipality Katrin Stjernfeldt Jammeh (S).

Freight and passenger shipping company Finnlines is now operating two connections from Malmö to continental Europe. Finnlines' freight and passenger ship Finnfellow has been calling Travemünde in Germany for a few years, but on April 10, 2024, it set a new course for Świnoujście in Poland. Since then, the vessel has operated the route daily and on May 28, 2024, an inauguration was held where, among others, Finnlines' CEO Tom Pippingsköld, Finnlines' Line Manager Antonio Raimo, Finnlines' Head of Passenger Services Marco Palmu and the Mayor of Malmö Municipality Katrin Stjernfeldt Jammeh (S) participated.

"First of all, I would like to thank everyone who came to celebrate with us. With our new direct connection to Poland, we have opened up for new opportunities in trade and tourism. We are proud to secure an important trade route between Malmö and West Pomerania in Poland and at the same time contribute to a pleasant travel environment for both business and leisure travellers," says Tom Pippingsköld, President and CEO of Finnlines.

"Malmö is Sweden's bridge to the rest of the world. With Finnlines' new maritime connection across the Baltic Sea to Poland, our city's position is further strengthened," says Katrin Stjernfeldt Jammeh (S), Mayor of Malmö Municipality.

Copenhagen Malmö Port (CMP), which operates the port of Malmö, and Euro Terminal, which operates the port of Świnoujście, are also pleased with the new route.

"Finnlines is a long-standing and very important partner to the port, and we are pleased that the co-operation has now been deepened. With a new route between Malmö and Świnoujście, a large and growing market is opened up, which also creates opportunities for other activities in the port area and for the development of intermodal transport in the port," says Barbara Scheel Agersnap, CEO, Copenhagen Malmö Port.