Ferry Line Rostock-Gedser to become Baltic Sea Motorway
In December 2010, the European Commission decided to include the ferry line Rostock - Gedser into the Motorways of the Sea Programme. In that context, it is planned to invest 122 Million Euros in Germany and Denmark to expand and or rebuild the port infrastructure in Rostock and Gedser. The
Motorway of the Sea also means new investments for the ferry company Scandlines: By April 2012 there will be two new Rostock - Gedser ferries doubling the freight capacity and transporting 1.5 times as many passengers as the ferries in service today.
"The decision of the EU commission is a good and important decision for Rostock and the state" said Mecklenburg- Vorpommern transport minister Volker Schlotmann. "With this corridor we offer the shortest and fastest transport connection between Southeast Europe and Scandinavia via Mecklenburg-Vorpommern."
So far, the only North-South-connection supported by the fonds of the Transeuropean Transport Network were the future Fehmarn-Belt fixed link and the ferry connections Sassnitz - Trelleborg and Gdynia - Karlskrona.
|Significant investments planned: Rostock Port|