Stena Line’s customers encouraged to support to Mercy Ships charity partnership

Stena Line is launching a Group-wide Coffee Campaign (Fri 1st Sept) to support the Mercy Ships charity in their efforts to deliver free, world-class health care to people in need in the developing world. A key part of the campaign will see Stena Line customers being given the opportunity to choose to buy coffee or tea in a special Mercy Ships mug where 20p will be donated directly to Mercy Ships. “Every year we sell over 1 million cups of coffee or tea onboard our ships and we believe that buying their hot drink in a Mercy Ship mug is a simple and effective way for our

Traffic start for M/V Gute on Gdynia-Karlskrona

The strong growth within Stena Lines freight business on Baltic Sea South continues. This call for increased capacity and from Monday the 28th of August a fourth ship, M/V Gute, has been taken into operation between Gdynia and Karlskrona. In 2016 the number of freight units on the route increased significantly and in the first eight months in 2017 the growth continues.  “Over these last few years we have experienced a very positive volume development and we believe this will continue and we are very happy to introduce a fourth ship since we are in need of extra capacity to be

Construction starts on Stena’s new RoPax vessels

- Newbuilds will be the most fuel-efficient ferries in its kind On Friday 25th August 2017, a ‘steel cutting ceremony’ was held at the AVIC Weihai Shipyard in China to mark the start of the construction of the first of four RoPax vessels ordered by Stena. The vessels have a planned delivery timetable during 2019 and 2020 with Stena having an option on a further four vessels as part of the overall contract. Stena Lines CEO, Niclas Mårtensson. The vessels will be 50% larger than today’s standard RoPax vessels and this significant investment will see a continuation of Stena

Stena Line to add extra North Sea freight capacity on Rotterdam to Harwich route

London, 21 July 2017 - In response to demand on the route from Rotterdam (Europoort) to Harwich, Stena Line is to increase capacity by changing to larger ships The current RoRo ships the Capucine and Severine operating twice daily from Europoort in the Netherlands and Harwich in the UK will be replaced by larger ships, the RoRo ships MV Misida and MV Misana, when their present charter contracts expire in January 2018. The overall freight capacity of the route will hereby increase by some 20%. The change coincides with the expected completion of a second berth in Europoort, part

Stena makes substantial investment in Superfast VII and Superfast VIII

Stena Line’s parent company Stena has confirmed a multi-million pound investment to acquire the Superfast VII and Superfast VIII ferries which operate on its Belfast-Cairnryan route.The ships currently operate under a charter contract agreement with AS Tallink Grupp and have done since they were deployed on the Belfast – Cairnryan route when it opened in November 2011.  Since then the vessels have proved to be both highly reliable and extremely popular with Stena Line customers, hence the acquisition.     Paul Grant, Stena Line’s Trade Director (Irish Sea North) said: “We are delighted

Stena Line signs deal with China’s largest travel agent

Stena Line has just signed an agreement with Ctrip, China’s largest travel agent to sell its passenger ferry tickets. The deal will enable Stena Line to access the vast Chinese market and open up a range of possibilities for self-drive tours using its extensive route network in Europe.“We are very exited about the cooperation with Ctrip and see this agreement as strategically important for Stena Line which will enable us to access a rapidly expanding market. It is our projection that we will reach 50,000 Chinese passengers across our routes on the Irish Sea by 2018, where we already have

Stena Line replaces 1,000,000 plastic bags

Stena Line sells almost one million plastic carrier bags every year on board the 36 vessels operating the ferry company’s 20 routes in Europe. Now they are replaced with a fully biodegradable bag. An important step towards the goal to phase out all carrier bags and disposables made from plastics.”Plastics ending up in the oceans is a growing environmental problem. Therefore we have set the ambitious target to phase out carrier bags and disposables from plastics onboard all our ferries during the coming year,” says Erik Lewenhaupt, Head of Sustainability at Stena Line. In 2016 Stena Line

Growth on Gdynia-Karlskrona continues – a fourth vessel to be introduced

After this summer a fourth vessel will be joining the route between Gdynia and Karlskrona. The decision is based on continuous strong growth within the freight business. In 2016 the number of freight units on the route increased significantly and in the first five months in 2017 the growth continues. “Our route between Poland and Sweden is strategically important to us and an integral part of the infrastructure linking the Central part of Europe with Scandinavia. Over these last few years we have experienced extremely positive volume development and we believe this will

Stena Line sustainability targets is paying off

Stena Line’s increased strategic focus on sustainability and environmental improvements over recent years is starting to pay off.   Key measurement data has shown that fuel consumption and emission levels to the air and sea have both decreased.  The results are contained in a new Stena Line publication, ‘A Sustainable Journey’ which also presents information on ambitious targets the company is setting for itself for a more sustainable future. Reduced fuel consumption and carbon emissions are just examples of Stena Line’s efforts to achieve its vision of Connecting Europe for a

Stena Line’s four new vessels planned for Belfast routes

-Introducing the world’s most fuel efficient RoPax vessels- Last year Stena announced a newbuild contract of four RoPax ferry vessels with a planned delivery schedule during 2019 and 2020.  The contract also contains an option for another four vessels to be ordered.  The four vessels are being built at the AVIC Shipyard in China and the plan is to locate the vessels on the Irish Sea, specifically on Stena Line’s routes to and from its expanding Belfast hub. “The routes to and from Belfast are strategically very important to Stena Line and during the last number of years we have made

Stena Line enters partnership with Mercy Ships

The humanitarian NGO Mercy Ships and Stena Line, the world’s largest privately owned ferry company, have decided to enter a long-term partnership.  The goal is to raise general awareness about the charity, promote volunteering and charitable giving both within Stena Line itself as well as amongst its travellers and partners. Mercy Ships owns and operates the largest civilian hospital-ship in the world to deliver free, world-class health care services to the poorest of the poor together with capacity building and sustainable development to nations in the developing world. Since

Stena Line increase capacity on the Baltic routes

To strengthen its business position in Central Europe and Scandinavia, as well as to serve the growing demand, the company Stena Line now implement a more frequent ferry timetable which is more adapted to client needs and also provides a long-term growth-orientated solution with an additional ferry and focus on two main routes.“As the demand for the ferry transports is rapidly increasing, we are developing and enhancing our services by modifying our ferry timetables and introducing an additional ferry. We are elaborating a new business concept focusing on Northern Baltic Sea region

Stena Britannica first out with new look

During Stena Britannica’s docking period on Damen Shipyard in Rotterdam she was the first vessel in Stena Lines fleet to get a new updated livery with green waves complemented by the strapline “Connecting Europe for a Sustainable Future”.This is the new standard for Stena Lines ships livery and it will be implemented on the vessels in connection with planned dockings. In total 17 ships in Stena Lines fleet have a planned docking period during 2016 and 2017. During the docking period Stena Britannica also got scrubbers installed.

We are 270 times around the world

Today the World Maritime Day is celebrated all over the world. The International Maritime Organisation (IMO) has for 2016 chosen the theme; "Shipping: indispensable to the world". We could not agree more. Stena´s fleet alone travels 270 times around the world. Every year. Stena Line with its extensive route network in Northern Europe carries around 30 000 kilometers of trucks every year, equal to more than 3 times the distance between London and Shanghai, supplying grocery stores and supermarkets with fresh food and flowers, manufacturing companies with processing materials and

Niclas Mårtensson assumes the position of CEO at Stena Line

Deputy CEO Niclas Mårtensson has been appointed CEO by the Stena Line as of September 28th 2016. The current CEO, Carl-Johan Hagman, will resume his position as Chairman of the Stena Line Board and will also remain in the role as Head of Shipping at Stena AB.Niclas Mårtensson has more than 10 years’ experience of working in different senior positions within Stena Line including Route manager in Germany and Poland, COO and most recently as Deputy CEO. “This appointment is a natural step in our development process.  We are pleased that we have recruited a CEO internally who will be able to

Stena Line to add extra North Sea freight capacity on Rotterdam to Killingholme route

In response to demand on the routes from Rotterdam (Europoort and Hoek van Holland) to Killingholme, Stena Line is to add additional capacity by introducing a second ship from Europoort to KillingholmeThe RoRo ship Caroline Russ, has been brought in to operate three times weekly from Europoort in the Netherlands and Killingholme in the UK, with the first departure from Europoort on October 31, 2016. The ship will join current RoRo ship, the Stena Scotia, on the route. The frequency will hereby increase to six departures per week in each direction. The Stena Scotia was introduced on the

Stena Line introduces Bordershop in Ventspils

The 9th of September it is official opening of Stena Lines new Bordershop in Ventspils, as another step in Stena Line strategy to offer its customers value for money products. Bordershops, selling cheap alcohol products is a very attractive concept for Swedish travelers and the aim is to increase the interest for them to visit Latvia.“Ventspils-Nynäshamn is an important route for Stena Line. We took over the business a few years ago and since then we have had a positive development and have taken important steps both in our freight and travel business. This is another important step in the

Stena Line and Stena Bulk main partners to the North Sea Tall Ships Regatta Gothenburg 2016

Welcome onboard 30 of the world’s most spectacular ships when Gothenburg will host the North Sea Tall Ships Regatta on September 3-6, 2016. Stena Line and Stena Bulk are the main partners of this international sailing event when it arrives in our home town.North Sea Tall Ships Regatta Gothenburg 2016 takes place on September 3-6, 2016, and welcomes some of the world’s most spectacular ships, from modern sailing ships to 300 feet long full-rigged vessels. Stena Line and Stena Bulk hosts this international sailing event in cooperation with the City of Gothenburg. “When an event like Tall

Stena Line methanol project shortlisted for Global Freight Awards

Stena Line has been shortlisted in two categories for this year’s prestigious Global Freight Awards run in association with Lloyds List.Europe’s leading ferry company has been shortlisted in the categories of Environment Award and Product Innovation Award for the innovative work it is doing with methanol powered vessels. The winners will be announced at a gala dinner in London on 3rd November. The main objective of the Stena Methanol pilot project is to develop a pragmatic, cost-effective and green alternative to comply with the sulphur emission reduction targets in designated SECA areas

Positive numbers for Stena Line in this year’s sustainability report

- the emission of sulphur was reduced by 50% during 2015 Stena Lines strategic efforts within the sustainability area focusing on reducing the environmental footprint continue. Stena AB’s sustainability report for 2015, which has now been published, shows reduced fuel consumption and lowered emissions for the shipping companies within Stena. Stena Line exceeds the targets for reduction of emissions of sulphur and CO2.One of the largest changes for the shipping industry was conducted in the beginning of 2015 as new tough regulations on sulphur emissions was introduced for ferry operators

Stena Line’s Methanol project awarded twice in one week

Last week Stena Line received two additional awards for converting Stena Germanica in to the world´s first methanol powered passenger ferry. One is the Shippax “Eco-Award”, announced at the yearly Ferry Shipping Conference and the second is the “Ship of the Year Award” at the European Marine Engineering Conference and Awards.In March 2015 Stena Line made history when introducing Stena Germanica, which operates the route from Gothenburg to Kiel, as the world´s first Methanol powered passenger ferry. “We are naturally very delighted to receive these two awards. Sustainability is a

Stena signs contract for four new RoPax ferries

- Will be the most fuel efficient ferries in the world Stena has signed a contract, subject to Board approval by the end of April, for an order of four new RoPax ferries with planned delivery during 2019 and 2020, with an option for another four vessels. The vessels will be optimized for efficiency and flexibility and will be built by AVIC Shipyard in China.  The intention is that the four initial vessels will be used within Stena Lines route network in Northern Europe. “We are very pleased that Stena have signed a contract for four vessels with an option for another four.

Stena Line appeals the Commission’s decision to allow State aid for the Fehmarn tunnel project to the EU Court

Stena Line appeals the European Commission’s approval of public financing of the Fehmarn Belt fixed rail-road link between Denmark and Germany to the EU court. The company believes the decision is discriminatory and not in line with EU State aid rules.Stena Line is a provider of maritime transport links between mainland Europe and the Scandinavian Peninsula. “Stena Line’s ferry routes to and from Scandinavia between 14 different ports serve the market with frequent, environmentally friendly and safe connections for freight and passengers. We welcome competition but it has to be fair and

Stena Line disagrees with Commission’s decision to allow State aid for the Femern A/S undersea tunnel project

Gothenburg, 31 July 2015 – Stena Line considers the European Commission’s tacit approval of public financing of the Fehmarn Belt fixed rail-road link between Denmark and Germany discriminatory and not in line with EU State aid rules. Consequently, Stena Line will await the publication of the full decision and consider to appeal the Decision.Stena Line is a provider of maritime transport links between mainland Europe and the Scandinavian Peninsula. “The existence of 9 ferry routes between 14 different ports is based on established interconnectivity needs and fair competition. The market is