NLC Ferry Ab Oy • 2015-03-03
The shipping company NLC Ferry Ab Oy succeeded in its second year of activity to its increase traffic volume and to improve its operating funds by 2.0 MEUR. As a result, the company achieved a positive result before depreciation, and its annual turnover increased by 9.6% to 14.8 MEUR. In 2014 Wasaline ferried 161,710 passengers, up 5.2% compared to the previous year. Moreover, the cargo traffic increased by 5.0%.
– We are happy with the development because we have managed to improve our supply of services in all areas, despite the economic setback. Above all, we have successfully rendered the whole organization’s activities more effective. The commitment from the owners, the Board, the ship’s crew and the ground crew has been amazing, praises PETER STÅHLBERG, the Managing Director of the shipping company.
– Last year’s results clearly show that the company has all the necessary prerequisites to maintain this important transport route across the Kvarken. Last year’s results make me both proud and happy.
– We will continue to develop our functional transport model and to expand our service selection. Our ferry should be seen as a pleasant travel destination with an interesting entertainment supply and excellent catering. Our goal is to reinforce this beneficial transport development by cost-effective investments, STÅHLBERG states.
NLC Ferry Ab Oy, which goes by the marketing name Wasaline, is a shipping company that operates between Vaasa in Finland and Umeå in Sweden with the M/S Wasa Express ferry. The company started operating in early 2013, and it handles cargo, cruise and conference traffic. The ferry is equipped with cabins, conference facilities, a restaurant, a café, an Archipelago Buffet, A la Carte, a bar and a shop. The crossing takes 4.5 hours.