Helsinki – Finnish shipping company Finnlines has purchased another ro-ro vessel, which was named “Finnmerchant” (ex “Dorset”, ex “Longstone”). Earlier this week Finnlines added two ro/ro vessels for its North Sea liner services, slated for delivery at the end of the year.
“Finnmerchant” will be employed on the route between Hanko and Rostock, which Finnlines plan to open as of 19 January 2015. The new Hanko-Rostock service complements the company’s existing Helsinki-Rostock service. Hanko is the most southern port of Finland, and well connected to both western and southern areas of the country.
(Source: World Maritime News)