Finland to provide state support to operation of Tallink vessels

  • 2020-03-25
  • BNS/TBT Staff

TALLINN – Over the next three months, Finland is to support the operation of listed Estonian shipper Tallink Grupp's Turku-Stockholm route vessels Galaxy and Baltic Princess and the Tallinn-Helsinki route vessel Megastar.

The Finnish National Emergency Supply Agency announced on Wednesday that it will help ensure the continuity of freight transport between Finland and Sweden, between Finland and the Baltics, and beyond to Central Europe, and therefore will support maritime transport providers, Tallink said.

Initially, support has been agreed for the next three months and continued support will be considered if the situation concerning the coronavirus pandemic still requires it. The movement of goods shall be ensured until the situation returns to normal. The National Emergency Supply Agency will provide support to altogether seven vessels.