Hansa Destinations will not operate the Rostock line in 2024.
At the end of 2022, Gotlandsbolaget announced that Hansa Destinations would not operate the Nynäshamn-Rostock line, with certain trips via Visby, during 2023. The reasons were high fuel prices, operational challenges, and difficulties in securing sufficient freight volumes. These factors combined made the line financially unviable.
Now, an evaluation for 2024 has been conducted, and the line will not be restarted during the coming year.
– We have now evaluated the possibility of resuming Hansa Destinations' line to Rostock and have decided not to operate the service in 2024. The decision is mainly due to developments in the freight market and continued volatility in fuel prices, says Håkan Johansson, CEO of Gotlandsbolaget.
Håkan Johansson continues,
– Naturally, we find this disappointing, not least because of the great interest in the line among passengers. Hansa Destinations offered an attractive route between Gotland and the continent. But for 2024, unfortunately, we do not see the line being economically viable. We continuously evaluate potential new lines for our ships, and the Rostock line will remain one of the possibilities we consider for future development.
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