Lakeway Link's first sailing

Lakeway Express, the ro-ro of the Swedish JV between Greencarrier and Wallenius, today set sail for her first 22-hour-long voyage between the ports of Gdynia (OT Port Gdynia) and Södertälje.

The 1,625 lane metres capacity freighter, flying the Swedish flag, will ply three times per week in each direction.

Following the reconstruction of the Södertälje locks in 2026, the service is expected to expand to include the Port of Västerås on the Lake Mälaren.

"This is the first step in our introduction of a new, innovative waterway transport solution directly into central Sweden and the Mälaren region. Our solution is a very competitive alternative to traditional road transport, providing a shipping option with comparatively low environmental impact," Fredrik Hermansson, Lakeway Link's CEO, underlined.

He furthered, "Additionally, our service addresses the severe shortage of truck drivers. Being non-driver-dependent, drivers leave their trailers at the quay, and the trailers are driven on board from there."

Photo: Lakeway Link