Scandlines ferry network changes Travemünde (D) - Ventspils (LV) in January
The German-Danish Scandlines Group further strengthens its freight-based route network to the Baltic States. As of January 20, 2010 the company offers a new combined freight / passenger service from Travemünde (Germany) to Ventspils (Latvia) with initially four weekly departures per direction. Scandlines operates its new service with the RoPax-vessel 'Urd' offering a capacity for 186 passengers as well as 1,598 lane metres for freight. The new service will be improved with a second RoPax-vessel as soon as appropriate tonnage is available. Whereas Scandlines opens this new route, the former route Rostock - Ventspils will be closed down until further notice.