Stena Line to operate the long E-Flexers on Karlskrona-Gdnyia

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As a response to increased customer demand in the Baltic Sea South region, Stena Line will launch its two new “long” E-Flexer ferries on the route between Karlskrona and Gdynia.

  • First in July 2022, second in November 2022
  • Both were originally planned to be deployed on the route between Nynäshamn (Sweden) and Ventspils (Latvia)
  • Length: 240 meters
  • Capacity: 1,200 passengers and 3,600 freight lane meters

The recently lengthened and modernised STENA SCANDIA and STENA BALTICA will continue to serve the route between Nynäshamn and Ventspils.

Current ships on Karlskrona-Gdynia: STENA GOTHICA, -VINGA, -VISION, -SPIRIT,

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Stena Line and the Gothenburg Port Authority move forward in Stena Line terminal relocation discussions

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Stena Line and the Gothenburg Port Authority will work together to enable the relocation of Stena Line’s terminals and operations from central Gothenburg to Arendal from 2027. A new ferry location will promote Stena Line’s conditions for growth and implement future initiatives to meet its goal of completely fossil-free operations in 2050. At the same time, it provides opportunities to move heavy traffic out of the city centre and benefits the City of Gothenburg’s city development plans.

JUTLANDIA SEA and FIONIA SEA to Stena Line

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Stena Line has announced the ships for its ‘new’ Rotterdam – Immingham service (Immingham instead of Killingholme). The timetable shows JUTLANDIA SEA and STENA FORERUNNER, starting as from 4 January 2022.

STENA FORERUNNER will be replaced later by FIONIA SEA.

JUTLANDIA SEA is actually being used by Wallenius SOL (photo), and will be replaced by the newbuilding BOTNIA ENABLER, under construction in China.

FIONIA SEA will be replaced by the second newbuilt, BALTIC ENABLER.

Both JUTLANDIA SEA and FIONIA SEA will be chartered by Stena Line, for a period of 4 year.

Stena Line has extended the charter of the SOMERSET by 12 months, beginning January 2022. The CLdN ship has been on charter to Stena since August 2018 and is normally used on the Harwich – Rotterdam roro service (source: NI Ferry).

Stena Line Renews Contract for SaaS Terminal Operating System Surikat

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Stena Line has renewed a 5-year contract with Surikat, suppliers of a Terminal Operating System for roro, lolo, rail, intermodal and passenger vehicles. The strategic partnership enables Stena Line to enhance their terminal operations and improve the customer experience across Europe.

Surikat and Stena Line signed their first contract in 2016, with the initial task to simplify and digitalize the damage checks and claims handling processes across their European network. From small beginnings, the product range grew until Surikat was supplying Stena Line with a fully comprehensive portfolio of tools to aid the running of operations across their 20+ terminals in Europe.

Stena Line’s STENA SCANDICA Completes its Maiden Voyage

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  • Stena Line is deploying two renewed and lengthened ropax ferries on the route between Ventspils in Latvia and Nynäshamn in Sweden this year.
  • The first of the two vessels, STENA SCANDICA, arrived in the port of Nynäshamn on 27 July, when it completed its overnight maiden voyage from Ventspils.
  • The vessel adds another 70% more cabins and 30% more freight capacity compared to the existing vessels.
  • Stena has doubled operations from one vessel and 10 departures per week in 2012 up to two vessels and 24 departures per week for passengers and freight in 2021.
  • Ambition to double the number of passengers on the Baltic Sea route in 3 year
  • Former route vessels STENA LIVIA and STENA FLAVIA will be redeployed on the route Liepāja – Travemünde (when STENA BALTICA is back from the yard in Turkey)

Stena Line Takes Delivery of Lengthened STENA SCANDICA

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Stena Line has officially taken delivery of its RoPax STENA SCANDICA, on Friday 18th June. The vessel is the first of two Visentini vessels that are being lengthened and modernised at Sedef Shipbuilding in Turkey.

STENA SCANDICA will start operating on Nynäshamn-Ventspils, beginning of July. [Stena Line Route Map]

CEO Niclas Mårtensson

“Taking delivery of the large, modern and efficient vessel Stena Scandica is a major milestone for Stena Line and enables us to continue to grow together with our customers in the Baltic Sea. During the year we will increase capacity with 30 % on the Nynäshamn-Ventspils route, and 40 % on the Liepaja-Travemünde route”.

(CEO Niclas Mårtensson)

Some highlights:

  • Lengthened with a 36 metre mid-section
  • After the conversion 222m, 970 passengers, 202 cabins and 2,875 freight lane meters.
  • To increase the loading efficiency, the vessels are modified with drive through capabilities on two levels.
  • The vessels are fitted with several sustainable features and fuel efficiency improvements, such as hybrid scrubbers, ballast water cleaning systems, twisted leading edge rudder with costa bulb.

Baltic Sea expansion: Adding 40 % capacity on Travemünde-Liepaja in 2021

As part of the ongoing expansion in the Baltic Sea, Stena Line will relocate the two vessels currently sailing on Nynäshamn-Ventspils, STENA LIVIA and STENA FLAVIA, to the route Liepaja – Travemünde. The vessels will increase the freight capacity on the route by 40 % and shorten the crossing time from 27 to 20 hours. This will enable a reliable transport service with a fixed timetable with 12 weekly departures, six in each direction.

Stena Line Adds New Temporary Ferry Service between Holyhead and Belfast

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Stena Line will be operating a new temporary weekend service between Holyhead and Belfast, 25 June – 18 July.

STENA ESTRID will provide the service which will accommodate a mix of freight and leisure traffic, with a crossing time of 8 hours.

Stena Line is currently experiencing very high demand on its Belfast routes to Cairnryan and Liverpool so the addition of the temporary service will provide much needed additional capacity to and from Northern Ireland.

Furthermore, with present travel restrictions between Britain and Ireland in place, this new route will provide an additional travel option for people who might be considering ferry travel for the first time or who wish to visit Britain, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Stena Line Will Move Its Europoort-Killingholme Service To Immingham

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Stena Line needs more terminal capacity in Killingholme because of increased market demand of unaccompanied freight on Europoort RoRo service. However, Killingholme cannot cater.

As a result, Stena Line will move its Europoort RoRo service to the nearby Port of Immingham commencing January 1, 2022.

Stena Line’s other North Sea route on the Humber, the Hoek van Holland-Killingholme RoPax service, will remain and continue in Killingholme.

Current RoRo Vessels on Europoort-Killingholme: POL MARIS and HATCHE.

Foot Passengers Welcome Again on Halmstad-Grenå

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Stena Line has now decided to reopen for foot passengers on the line between Halmstad and Grenå, starting in early June.

  • For day trips without landing in Denmark, a negative COVID-19 test is not required.
  • To disemark in Denmark, a maximum 72h old negative PCR test is required.
  • An alternative is a certificate of two doses of vaccine and that 14 days have passed since the last injection.

Duty Free’ Boosts Stena Line’s Shop Sales By Over 80%

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  • Stena Line’s revenue from its onboard shops for Q1 has shown a large increase on its routes between the UK and the EU compared to the same period last year.
  • The growth is due to ‘Duty Free’ sales. Following Brexit, ‘Duty Free’ sales are permitted onboard ferry routes between the UK and the EU.
  • Highest increase on Irish Sea routes.
  • Sales of alcoholic drinks highest with popular brands leading the way.