New EUR 24 million quay and berths for Stena Line in Rotterdam

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Dutch construction and engineering company Ballast Nedam has replaced the existing quay and built two new berths at the Stena Line freight terminal in Europoort, Rotterdam. This was needed because of the intention to introduce larger ships, and because the quay was getting too old.
Initially only one berth would be replaced, but the booming North Sea business made Stena ask during the works Port of Rotterdam to invest in a second berth. Ballast Nedam was able to change the plans and realised successfully a new 2-berth terminal.

Photo: Ballast Nedam

 

Reshuffle and extra capacity for Stena Line on the North Sea in January 

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This week Stena Line announced their plans to increase capacity on the route Hoek van Holland – Killingholme in January 2018.  

Earlier this year Stena Line already revealed the intention to replace the two ships CAPUCINE and SEVERINE on Europoort – Harwich by two larger ro-ro vessels, also in January 2018. They will be replaced by MISIDA and MISANA, when their present charter contracts expire in January 2018. The overall freight capacity of the route will hereby increase by some 20%. 

Chartered CAROLINE RUSS, currently operating together with STENA SCOTIA on Europoort – Killingholme, will be replaced by an undisclosed ship. 

Stena Line will furthermore reposition the ro-ro ships on the Europoort routes to further optimize the available capacity.  

The changes coincide with the expected completion of a second berth in Europoort. The capacity expansion is also linked to Europoort developing as an important rail freight connection point to and from the UK. 

Photo: PH Sjöström / Godby Shipping