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The Conditions of Cargo Bookings

valid from 15 January 2020 until the date of amendment

Herewith conditions of cargo bookings apply to cargo carriage services provided by Unity Line Limited and Euroafrica Shipping Lines Cyprus Limited on routes Świnoujście - Ystad - Świnoujście and Świnoujście - Trelleborg - Świnoujście.


Unity Line Limited takes cargo reservations (hereinafter also referred to as the "Bookings") for cargo carriage on ferries m/f Polonia, m/f Skania, m/f Gryf, m/f Wolin, m/f Jan Śniadecki, m/f Galileusz, m/f Copernicus or other vessels operating on carrier's lines.

A confirmed cargo booking entitles the booking entity or the shipper indicated by him to conclude a contract for the carriage of cargo by sea under the conditions issued by Unity Line, unless the cruise cannot be carried out for any reason.

Cargo Bookings are accepted up to a maximum of 14 days in advance.

Cargo Booking is made once the booking number is assigned and the booking is confirmed by Unity Line (OK status is given).

Conditional booking (booking with WL status) does not constitute a confirmed cargo booking.

Booking entities are required to inform drivers about the status of the Booking (OK or WL) and the booking number.

Unity Line may refuse taking the Booking without giving any reason.

Unity Line may cancel a confirmed Booking no later than 12 hours before the scheduled ferry departure.


Cargo Bookings can be applied for: (i) in writing, (ii) by fax or (iii) by e-mail.

If the booking is for the day of the cruise, the booking application may be filed only in the port of the planned departure of the ferry (depending on the port of departure in: Świnoujście, Ystad or Trelleborg).

The booking entity is required to provide the following information:

  • the name of the booking entity;
  • the identification of the shipper and the freight payer (if they are not the same as the booking entity);
  • the relation, date and time of the cruise;
  • the total length of the vehicle;
  • the vehicle registration number;
  • reference number/contact person;
  • number of drivers (max. 2 persons in the vehicle);
  • data on the dangerous cargo required by law, whereby the carriage of such cargo should be booked well in advance of the scheduled departure of the ferry, provided always that such carriage is subject to the legal possibility of carrying the cargo by given ferry;
  • data on the transport of oversized units (standard dimensions are provided for in the Freight Tariff);
  • in case of booking of slots for vehicles carrying refrigerated cargo - aggregate operation mode (electrical connection or combustion aggregate).

Between 18.00 and 08.00 offices at the terminals in Świnoujście, Trelleborg and Ystad are not obliged to take or confirm new Bookings nor to provide information regarding Bookings.

Making Bookings for the carriage of the same vehicle for several close departures or the use of false registration numbers is absolutely forbidden.

Incorrect or incomplete information provided during the booking process on vehicle type, number of drivers and other required data, resulting in the necessity of correction to the Booking during the check-in, may result in adding the necessary cash payment at the checkout.


If the driver of a vehicle with a confirmed Booking reports to the Carrier`s Office later than 2 hours before the departure of the ferry, such vehicle may be put on the parking list (without a guarantee of loading on the ferry).

Sole trailers should be ready for check-in minimum 3 hours before the scheduled departure of the ferry.


The change or cancellation of a cargo booking can be made not later than 12 hours before the scheduled departure of the ferry.

Any changes to the Bookings should be made between 08.00 and 18.00.

The booking entity is obliged to pay a contractual penalty in the amount of SEK 300 in the event of failure to deliver a vehicle with a confirmed cargo booking (with the status OK) or in the case of cancellation of a confirmed cargo booking (with the status OK) less than 12 hours before the scheduled departure of the ferry.

The contact details for making cargo bookings are as follows:

Ferry Terminal and Bookings Office in Świnoujście:

Unity Line Limited Sp. z o.o. Oddział w Polsce          

Fińska 11, 72-602 Świnoujście, Polska

tel.:   +48 91 321 61 57

faks: +48 91 321 61 95

e-mail: terminal.cargo@unityline.pl

Ferry Terminal and Bookings Office in Ystad: 

Unity Line Limited, Oddział w Szwecji

Bornholmsgatan 8 C

SE-271 39 Ystad,

tel.: +46 411 556 985 for Ystad and Trelleborg

tel.: +46 411 556 965 for Ystad

faks: +46 411 555 029

e-mail: cargo@unityline.se

Ferry Terminal and Bookings Office in Trelleborg: 

Unity Line Limited, Oddział w Szwecji

Norra Nyhamnsgatan 1C

SE- 231 61 Trelleborg,

tel.: +46 411 556 985 for Ystad and Trelleborg

tel.: +46 411 556 990 for Trelleborg

e-mail: trelleborg@unityline.se – not for bookings


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