We have seen an increase in the demand from our customers across the Baltic Sea region. Therefore we are now strengthening our position and improve our freight customer offer for both driver accompanied, unaccompanied cargo as well as intermodal solutions with two modern RoPax vessels on the route between Travemünde in Germany and Liepaja in Latvia.
This expansion of our Baltic Sea operation during 2021 with the deployment of two modern RoPax vessels on the route between Travemünde and Liepaja. The route was acquired in 2012 and is today an important part of the European logistics network, connecting the Baltics, Russia, and CIS countries with Germany and the rest of Europe.
The route between Travemünde and Liepaja is currently operated by the two sister vessels Stena Gothica and Urd. During the spring of 2021, they will be replaced by two modern RoPax vessels.
The new vessels will increase the lane metre freight capacity on the route by 40% and shorten the crossing time from 27 to 20 hours. This will enable a reliable transport service with a fixed timetable of 12 weekly departures on the route, six in each direction.
The new vessels will also offer improved onboard facilities and increase the number of cabins, making the route an attractive choice for transport and travel between the Baltic countries and Germany.