In Eimskips acquisition of Nor Lines, Baltic Line is not part of the take-over. This line now continues under its own name and is owned by DSD (Det Stavangerske Damskibsselskab). They market their services on www.balticline.fi and continues the weekly route between Norway and the Baltic Sea.
Baltic Line operates two combination carriers: Mini Star, a ro / side-door vessel of 4450 tonnes deadweight and Baltic Madonna, a side-door vessel of 4,000 tons deadweight. The latter was chartered in on a long-term charter in November. It replaces Link Star, which was used by Nor Lines in the route.
Baltic Line offers transport of general and rolling cargo. Pallets, big bags and break bulk cargoes are handled through the side-doors. Other cargoes can be handled through hatches. Typical cargoes are steel products, forest products, chemicals on pallets and in bags, containers, boats, project cargo, ro-ro cargo and other types of cargo on spot basis.
The vessels operate in two week round trip with weekly frequency (see route map at bottom). Eastbound sailing starts in Haugesund and goes via Grenaa and Hundested in Denmark, Swinoujscie in Poland and Gävle in Sweden to Turku in Finland. Facing west the route starts in Turku in Finland and goes via Paldiski in Estonia, Fredericia in Denmark and Fredrikstad, Larvik, Kristiansand and Haugesund in Norway. Other ports can be included on request, also in Germany.
Baltic Line has agents in Gavle in Sweden, Turku in Finland, Swinoujscie in Poland, Hundested, Fredricia, Nyborg, Grenaa in Denmark and Fredrikstad, Larvik, Kristiansand, Lyngdal, Sandnes and Haugesund in Norway.