Sassnitz-Mukran, September 07 , 2018 - The danish shipping company Molslinjen took over the only direct ferry connection between Mukran and Roenne on 01 September 2018. This was the first change of operator on the route after 150 years. The shipping company Molslinjen offers the connection under the name Bornholmslinjen. The traditional area of passenger shipping in Mukran is to regain importance in the future and boost tourism on both islands. To illustrate these goals, the shipping company had a new ship built especially for this route. The 158 meter long "Hammershus" offers space for 720 passengers and thus twice as many as was possible with the old operator, the passenger car capacity also increases. "In recent years, we have proven that tourism and an industrial and business location are not mutually exclusive. Thanks to our favourable geographical location and the existing infrastructure, large passenger ships can also call at the port in addition to huge installation vessels for the construction of wind turbines," emphasised Thomas Langlotz, Commercial Director of Mukran Port. In addition to year-round ferry traffic, 5 times a week in summer and 3 times a week in winter, ticket prices also fall significantly.