Welcome to WALLENIUS SOL and our sustainable motorway at sea
WALLENIUS SOL is a innovative shipping company with its sights set on a sustainable future.
By combining innovation, high ambitions and consideration for the environment with great experience in the industry, we want to be an enabler for the Swedish and Finnish basic industry in the Gulf of Bothnia. With regular scheduled liner traffic between northern Scandinavia, the Continent and the United Kingdom, we can offer RoRo traffic with a flexible tonnage, regardless of cargo.
WALLENIUS SOL offers a liner service with an ever-growing network of ports. With frequent and regular departures, we solve freight transport in a safe and efficient way between important ports in northern Finland and Sweden, Germany, the Benelux region and the United Kingdom.
Our fleet handles trailers, containers and project cargo and we also specialize in high and heavy cargo that need to be lifted on board. The vessels are loaded southbound with products from for instance the paper industry and the steel industry. Northbound transports include intermediate goods for the industry and other types of cargo. The cargo is loaded on cassettes, as well as SECU and containers.
Sustainable RoRo traffic
WALLENIUS SOL is currently building two multi-fuel mega RoRo vessels with ice class 1A Super. The first new vessel, which will be operational at the beginning of 2022, will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 63 percent per shipped ton compared to today's vessels. To further reduce our environmental impact, we work actively to make full use of our load capacity, to adjust the speed to reduce fuel consumption and to choose the shortest possible route.
A modern shipping company based on almost 200 years of experience in shipping operations. WALLENIUS SOL was established in 2019 when Wallenius Lines and the Swedish Orient Line formed a joint shipping company with the aim of strengthening the infrastructure at the Gulf of Bothnia and the Baltic Sea.
Wallenius Lines has more than 80 years of experience as an investor and active owner in the global shipping industry. In the 1960s, Wallenius developed the RoRo concept and is today the owner of some of the world's largest RoRo networks, including 37,8 percent in Wallenius Wilhelmsen ASA. Wallenius also owns 50 percent of the short sea shipping company United European Car Carrier (UECC), which is jointly owned with one of the world's largest shipping companies, the Japanese NYK Line.
The Swedish Orient Line
In 1911, the Svenska Levant Linjen was founded by Dan Broström through Tirfing Rederi AB, and the first journey was made by M/S Upland from Gothenburg. In 1927, the shipping company changed its name to Svenska Orient Linien (SOL). SOL operates liner traffic between Scandinavia, the Continent, the United Kingdom, the Baltic, North Africa and the East Mediterranean.