Swinoujscie (fka Swinemunde) is a major ferry port in northwestern Poland. The seaport is located on Baltic Sea (in Szczecin Lagoon), on the islands Usedom and Wolin. Swinoujscie is on Swina River's both banks (no road link across the river). Local transport is provided by regularly scheduled (free of charge) ferries, There are plans for building a road tunnel under the river, with scheduled completion by 2020-2021.
The town has population around 42,000, and directly borders with Germany's Ahlbeck (seaside resort on Usedom Island). Both are connected via 12 km (7 ml) long beachside promenade.
There are 4 railway stations (on Wolin Island) with direct and regular connections to Szczecin. Since September 2008, a railway connects to Ahlbeck, linking Swinoujscie directly to Germany's railway network. The nearest airport (Heringsdorf, Germany) is approx 13 km (8 ml) to the west and serves mainly seasonal / tourist traffic. The nearest year-round airport is in Szczecin (approx 80 km / 50 ml to the southeast).
Port Swinoujscie has Poland's largest ferry terminal, with regularly scheduled daily connections to Denmark and Sweden.
- Swinoujscie to Ystad (Sweden) ferry links are offered by POLFERRIES (3 daily crossings, time 6,5 hours) and Unity Line (14 weekly crossings / time 7,3 hours).
- Ferry connections Swinoujscie to Trelleborg (Sweden) are offered by TT LINE (9 weekly crossings / time 6 hours).
- Ferry connections Swinoujscie to Ronne (Denmark) are offered by TT LINE and POLFERRIES - both with 1 weekly crossing (time 5 hours).
Port Swinoujscie LNG terminal (aka Polskie LNG) was opened in December 2015. The facility has unloading jetty (serving large-sized LNG carriers), 3 large LNG storage tanks and a dedicated train. The terminal has annual capacity of 7,5 billion m3 (260 billion ft3), which is enough to satisfy over 50% of Poland's gas demand. LNG Terminal's total cost was EUR 950 million.
In October 2018, Van Oord Dredging International (subsidiary of the Belgium-based DEME Group) was awarded the contract for deepening (from max draftf 10,5 to 12,5 m) and widening of the Swinoujscie-Szczecin fairway (approx length 62 km / 39 ml). The project will improve the access to Port Szczecin and increase its cargo capacity. With the dredged materials, in Szczecin lagoon will be built two artificial islands. The contract includes also enforcements of channel's slopes and quay walls and cables relocation. Project's scheduled completion is 3,5 years (42 months, 2018-2022) and budget EUR 313 million.
Swinoujscie cruise terminal
Swinoujscie Ferry Terminal is the most modern facility in Poland and one of the newest on Baltic Sea. It provides regularly scheduled ferry connections to Scandinavia. The terminal can serve transshipments by Ro-Ro ships - passenger and cargo ferries transporting trucks, semitrailers and railway cars.
The terminal offers 6 daily ferry connections Swinoujscie-Ystad and 5 Swinoujscie-Trelleborg. The facility has storage area and supply warehouse. This is Poland's only ferry terminal that can handle railway transports.
Swinoujscie cruise port videos
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