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 Ships Regatta, connected to the ocean, comes to our home town it´s a privilege to be involved and support it. One of the organizers main purposes is to develop and educate young people through the sail experience and maybe some of these young sailors one day even might end up working for us on board the Stena vessels somewhere around the world”, says Erik Hånell, President & CEO Stena Bulk and Carl-Johan Hagman, Head of Shipping & Ferries at Stena and CEO for Stena Line.

The Tall Ship sailings have been organised since 1956 with the purpose to enhance meetings between young people from different countries and social backgrounds. A majority of the 1 000 on board crew members are young trainees. The ships will reach Gothenburg after a week-long race from Blyth (UK) and will be ready to welcome the public on board in an event arena in Frihamnen, Gothenburg. Besides the ships, the event area, open for everyone with free admission, includes a lot of activities, entertainment and food for all tastes and ages. Stena Line will host an area to show the visitors our offerings and how we constribute to a sustainable future in Gothenburg and Europe.

Carl Mårtensson

Communications Officer

Stena Line

S-405 19 Göteborg

Sweden

Office  46 31 85 83 32

Mobile 46 704 85 83 32

E-mail carl.martensson@stenaline.com 

Web    www.stenaline.com

Stena Line is one of the world's largest ferry operators with 34 ferries and 22 routes in northern Europe. Stena Line is developing new intermodal freight solutions by combining transport by rail, road and sea and it is an important part of the European logistics network. The company is family-owned, was founded 1962 and the head office is located in Gothenburg.

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Stena Line is one of Europe's leading ferry companies with 38 vessels and 21 routes in Northern Europe. Stena Line is an important part of the European logistics network and develops new intermodal freight solutions by combining transport by rail, road and sea. Stena Line also plays an important role for tourism in Europe with its extensive passenger operations. The company is family-owned, was founded in 1962 and is headquartered in Gothenburg. Stena Line is part of the Stena AB Group, which has about 15 000 employees and an annual turnover of around 36 billion SEK.

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“When an event like Tall Ships Regatta, connected to the ocean, comes to our home town it´s a privilege to be involved and support it. One of the organizers main purposes is to develop and educate young people through the sail experience and maybe some of these young sailors one day even might end up working for us on board the Stena vessels somewhere around the world”,
Carl-Johan Hagman, CEO Stena Line