Greek ferry operator Attica Enterprises will
deploy four new car-passenger ferries in the Baltic Sea in 2001, according to company officials. The 29,800-grt Superfast ferries will offer overnight crossings between Germany and Finland and Germany and Sweden from January through September.
Superfast VII, VIII
, IX and X, currently under construction at Howaldtswerke Deutsche Werft AG in Kiel, Germany will
have the capacity to carry 604 passengers in 172 cabins, and 125 trucks and 110 cars.
The ferries will be able to develop speeds of up to 29.2 knots. They will connect the Stockholm and Helsinki greater metropolitan areas to northern Germany in about 17 and 21 hours respectively.