Wasaline invests in cargo – appoints new cargo director and a cargo sales manager in Sweden

5. October 2020

Wasaline appoints new Director, Cargo, and a Cargo sales manager in Sweden.

Sc. (Econ.) Tony Ehrs will start as Director of Cargo in early November. He comes from Viking Line, where he worked as sales manager for Viking Line cargo and was cargo sales responsible for the Turku-Stockholm route. Tony will report directly to Peter Ståhlberg, Managing Director of Wasaline.

Aurora Botnia, which will be completed in May 2021, has been specially designed for the traffic in the Kvarken and has double cargo decks and a much larger cargo capacity than the current vessel Wasa Express. The new ferry will also operate with two departures every day from Vaasa and Umeå.

“I am very happy that we get Tony back in the team. He has a solid experience and knowledge of cargo business, and I am convinced that Tony will lead us to continued success and growth for Wasaline Cargo “, says Peter Ståhlberg, CEO of Wasaline.

“I am very happy to return to Wasaline and continue the work of leading and developing the cargo business. Wasaline Cargo is today a significant player in the market. When Aurora Botnia starts traffic, we will have a ship with great potential for the Scandinavian cargo market”, says Tony Ehrs. Tony will take up his new position on 1 November.

Owned by Kvarken Link Oy, Wasaline is the northernmost shipping company that transports passengers and cargo daily between Vaasa, Finland and Umeå, Sweden. Wasaline’s new vessel, under construction at Rauma Marine Constructions, Finland, will be delivered in April 2021. For more information: www.wasaline.com. More about the new vessel: www.aurorabotnia.wasaline.com.

For more information, please contact: Peter Ståhlberg, e-mail: peter.stahlberg@wasaline.com, phone: 040 559 2353