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April 23, 2019

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Wallenius Lines and SUNS have constituted the new Wallenius company SUN

One will take care of marine transport of producing forest and other goods

The Swedish companies of navigation Wallenius Lines and Svenska Orient Linien (SUN) have constituted joint venture Wallenius SUN that will be specialized in the marine transport of producing forest and other goods with a range that will cover the Gulf of Bothnia, the Baltic Sea and the Sea of the North. The two societies have announced that the first customers of the new company are Stora Enso and the Metsä Board, with which are signed agreements in the long term.

The managing director of the Wallenius SUN, Ragnar Johansson, has evidenced the mix of competences and experience of which he makes use joint venture: "the Wallenius - it has explained - has experience in the field of the marine transport, of the shipowning activities, the shipbuilding and the shipmanagement. SUN brings competences in the field of the logistics for the forest industry and other cargo types in this geographic area". Johansson has specified that Wallenius SUN will carry out services between five ports of the Baltic Sea and the Gulf of Bothnia (Husum, Kaskinen, Kemi, Pietarsaari and Oulu) towards the European continent (Antwerp, Travemünde/Lubecca and Zeebrugge) and the United Kingdom.

Initially the fleet of the new company will be constituted by five ships to which they will join until to other four units of new construction, with fed systems of propulsion to which liquified natural gases, that they will be taken in delivery within 2021, of which two ro-ro already ordered from Wallenius SUN.

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