Finland. Finnlines providing new services with Rostock in Germany

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Finnlines provides from now on a direct service shuttle from Helsinki to Rostock vv and starts also a new weekly service from Rostock to Bilbao via Zeebrugge to underline the future oriented Rostock strategy.

At the end of 2009 Finnlines opened a new service between Rostock, Gdynia and Helsinki. “Now after three years of indirect services this line between Helsinki and Rostock will be operated as a direct traffic in both directions and the schedule is ideally integrated into the European railway network in combination with the Passenger segment for the Rostock and Berlin Hinterland,” says Finnlines President and CEO Uwe Bakosch.

Operating two weekly roundtrips the Hansa-Class ship Transeuropa offers spacious comfort to the customers during the voyages. All passenger cabins are 20 sqm outside cabins with classical maritime interiors. The cosy buffet restaurant, the classic bar and the sauna and pool facilities cater for a pleasant travel experience.

For trucks and trailers we provide an excellent transport link to the gateway of the south east hinterland of Europe, as well as for passengers travelling from Helsinki to the Eastern Central Europe.

This trend is a consequent further step to provide the industry with a future oriented cargo-passenger system which is highly adapted to the 2015 SECA legislation.


Helsinki Wed 13:00 - Rostock Thu 24:00

Helsinki Sat 20:30 - Rostock Mon 07:00

Rostock Mon 18:00 - Helsinki Wed 06:45

Rostock Fri 06:00 - Helsinki Sat 15:30

Rostock Sat 16:00 - Helsinki Mon 06:45 (RoRo, freight only)

Rostock – Zeebrugge – Bilbao

“This innovative Rostock-Zeebrugge-Bilbao link aims to offer a safer, economical and more environmentally friendly alternative to the land route connection from Rostock to BENELUX and northern Spain”, says Finnlines President and CEO Uwe Bakosch.

Together with Finnlines’ quality and customer care this will have an economical and ecological impact in helping to provide a new positive alternative at sea for alternative transport systems of logistics and industrial operators. The route is served weekly as follows:

Rostock Fri 16:00 – Zeebrugge Sun 6:00

Zeebrugge Sun 13:00 - Bilbao Tue 08:0

Finnlines is a leading shipping operator of ro-ro and passenger services in the Baltic Sea and the North Sea. Listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd, Finnlines is part of the Grimaldi Group, one of the world's largest operators of ro-ro vessels and the largest operator of Motorway of the Sea in Europe for both passengers and freight. Other companies belonging to the Grimaldi Group are Grimaldi Lines, Atlantic Container Line (Sweden), Minoan Lines (Greece) and Malta Motorways of the Sea (Malta)

Finnlines Plc


Last Updated ( Tuesday, 15 January 2013 )