Proman and Stena jointly develop methanol as the pathway to sustainable shipping

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“Transitioning to low-carbon fuels will be essential to secure the long-term future of the industry. Methanol offers not only immediate, and urgently required, benefits but the only clear pathway to a sustainable future,” says Stena.

Proman and Stena are committed to jointly developing a Retrofit & Supply solution, enabling both Stena’s vessels as well as third party vessels to experience the immediate environmental benefits and greenhouse gas emission reductions delivered by methanol.

RoPax SAGA Redelivered to Stena

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As from this week, ropax SAGA owned by Stena is back on the market, available for charter. The two-month lasting agreement with the Ancona-based ferry company Adria Ferries has just expired and the ship is now positioned in the southern part of the Adriatic Sea waiting for instructions.

For the last two months SAGA has been deployed on the route linking Italy (Ancona) with the port of Durrës, in Albania.


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Stena is developing a solution to use recycled batteries in charging stations at ports

Stena is developping a new type of energy storage, similar to very large powerbanks. It will be essential for the quick charging of electric ferries in the future. The project is part-financed by the EU and will, among other things, investigate how used batteries from the transport sector can be reused for energy storage in ports.

“Stena Elektra – a fully electric ferry – is already on the drawing board. In order to succeed, we need to solve the issue of how to quickly charge a ferry. Energy storage at ports using recycled batteries, is a very interesting and sustainable alternative for the future”, says Per Wimby, project manager for electrification at Stena Teknik.

“Rapidly charging a large ferry requires a huge amount of energy in a short time and it’s not certain that the electricity grid will be able to deliver it. Local energy stores at ports could offer a great solution to this problem”, says Rasmus Bergström, Managing Director of Batteryloop (a subsidiary of the Stena Recycling Group).

The collaboration includes several Stena companies – Batteryloop, Stena Recycling, Stena Rederi and Stena Line – the ports of Gothenburg and Kiel and the accreditation company DNV GL. The project will be carried out over two years and be part-financed by INEA, the EU’s Innovation and Networks Executive Agency.


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In an online live event, Stena has revealed the name of the new E-Flexer: STENA ESTRID. Estrid, or Astrid, refers to a Swedish heritage person.

Estrid of the Obotrites was a Viking age Swedish queen (born in 10th century), married to Olof Skötkonung, the King of Sweden, 1000–1022.. (source: Wikipedia)

Stena Line’s Belfast services deliver record year

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2017 marked another record trading year for Stena Line on its routes from Belfast to Cairnryan, Liverpool and Heysham.

  • Freight units: 514,000 (+3%)
  • Cars: 360,000 (+2.5%)
  • Passengers: over 1.5m (+2.5%)
  • Coach traffic delivered the biggest increase at 10.5% underscoring Belfast’s ongoing tourist boom.

Today Belfast represents Stena Line’s largest operational hub with seven ships providing up to 22 daily crossing options.
A further £500,000 will be invested in the upgrade of onboard passenger facilities this spring.

Photo: Stena Line