Finnlines Finnish RoRo and passenger services operator Finnlines has decided to remove its TransRussiaExpress (TRE) RoRo service between Kiel, Germany and St. Petersburg in Russia.
As informed, the move comes as Finnlines has been facing “a constant deterioration on the Russian market.”
“Despite the investments implemented to maintain the competitiveness and sustainability of the service TransRussiaExpress, regretfully we are forced to suspend it until a reasonable improvement of the market conditions will occur,” the company said in a statement.
From April 1, 2019, Finnlines will implement a new schedule, whereby the Biscay-North Sea service will include the Germany-Russia connections.
Due to the closure of the space charter route, up to fifteen staff members will be affected in St. Petersburg and Kiel, DFDS said.