Karlshamn prepares for the new ferry

The vision picture shows the port of Karlshamn after the expansion of the ferry port. Picture from Port of Karlshamn.

230-meter-long, a load capacity of 4,500 lane meter and 600 passengers. These are some of the specifications that make our two upcoming freight and passenger ferries from Guangzhou in China the largest of their type to have regularly operated the Baltic Sea. In summer 2021, the first ferry will be set in service and the Port of Karlshamn are already preparing for the arrival with a major investment of SEK 156million.

Per-Henrik Persson, Route Director in Karlshamn, says: “The Port is currently undergoing extensive construction of berths with extra capacity and 30-meter-wide ramps that are required to accommodate this large ferry. When the project is completed, the port will have three ferry berths, two of which have capacity for the new ferries”

“Every day, we follow the construction progress while working hard to operate the daily traffic without disruption despite dredgers, construction barges and other things in the same harbor basin. However, our colleagues in Karlshamn and on board the ships are taking this with great spirit and we are eagerly counting the days till the new ferry arrives in the Baltic network for the first time”

September 3, 2020