Stena Line and Frederikshavn sign historic agreement for two fossil fuel free ferries by 2030

The ferry operator Stena Line, Frederikshavn Municipality, and the Port of Frederikshavn have today signed a historic agreement in which the parties commit to take their share of the responsibility for making Gothenburg-Frederikshavn the world's first fossil fuel free ferry line of its kind, with two battery-powered Stena Elektra vessels launched by 2030.With almost 90 percent of the global trade being ocean shipping, efficient and environmentally friendly passenger and freight transport by sea is crucial to achieving the climate goals. The ferry operator Stena Line, Frederikshavn

Stena Line’s New Ferry Stena Scandica Completes its Maiden Voyage

Continuing the strengthening and expansion of its services in the Baltic Sea, Swedish ferry company Stena Line is deploying two new large and modern 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 in the morning of 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 and offers an attractive alternative way to travel on the Baltic Sea.“We have been carrying

Stena Line aim to reduce emissions by 5 % using AI

During the last month the AI assistant Stena Fuel Pilot has been successfully introduced on two more Stena Line vessels, Stena Flavia and Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. In total, 7 Stena Line vessels now operate with AI assistance, with the aim to reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions by 5 %.The Stena Fuel Pilot started as a pilot study on Stena Scandinavica on the Gothenburg-Kiel route back in 2018 with the task to investigate and explore how artificial intelligence can be used to support the captains and crews onboard to save fuel and reduce CO2 emissions. The AI assistant, now called “

Stena Line’s new modern ferry Stena Scandica has arrived in Ventspils, Latvia

Swedish ferry company Stena Line is strengthening its position and expanding services in the Baltic Sea Region, by deploying two new large and modern ferries on the route between Ventspils in Latvia and Nynäshamn in Sweden this year. The first of the two vessels, Stena Scandica has entered Ventspils port on Tuesday 29 June to get ready for its maiden voyage on the route within short. The vessel adds another 70 % cabin capacity compared to the existing vessels, as well increase freight capacity by almost one third.The new vessel Stena Scandica is 222 metre long and is 30 % larger than the

Stena Line achieves another world first using recycled methanol to power the ferry Stena Germanica

In 2015 Stena Line made history by converting one of the largest RoPax ferries in the world, the 240-metre Stena Germanica, to become the world’s first methanol powered ferry. Now the Swedish ferry company has achieved another world first, by powering Stena Germanica with methanol recycled from residual steel gases.This week Stena Line took the next step on their sustainable journey towards achieving zero carbon when the Stena Germanica travelled from Sweden to Germany powered by recycled methanol. The new fuel dubbed ‘Blue Methanol’, is recycled from residual steel gases, a by product of

Stena Line takes delivery of Stena Scandica

Swedish ferry company Stena Line has officially taken delivery of its newest RoPax ferry, Stena Scandica, on Friday 18th June. The vessel is the first of two Visentini vessels that are being lengthened and modernised by Stena RoRo at the Sedef Shipbuilding in Tuzla, Turkey. Stena Scandica will start operating on Stena Lines route between Nynäshamn in Sweden and Ventspils in Latvia in the beginning of July.Stena Line is well underway in modernising its large European fleet of ferries and has not let the ongoing pandemic affect these ambitious plans. On Friday 18th June Stena Line officially

Stena Line’s new ferry ‘floats out’ in China

Despite the ongoing pandemic, ferry company Stena Line has achieved another important milestone in its major new fleet investment programme with the ‘launching’ ceremony of the first new extended E-Flexer vessel in Weihai, China. The vessel was ordered in 2018 and the delivery is expected in 2022. For now, the name of the new vessel and the route on which it will operate are being kept a closely guarded secret by Stena Line.Stena Line is well underway in modernising its large European fleet of ferries and has not let the ongoing pandemic affect these ambitious plans. The new vessel that

Stena Livia joins the Baltic Sea fleet

Stena Line today announce the latest addition to their Baltic Sea fleet. The 186 metre long Visentini RoPax vessel Stena Livia will initially join sister vessel Stena Flavia on the Nynäshamn-Ventspils route from mid-April. Later this year the pair will replace the existing tonnage on the ferry route between Travemünde and Liepaja, adding 40 per cent freight capacity and shorten the crossing time substantially.During 2021 Stena Line is expanding their Baltic Sea operations with modern and large RoPax vessels being added to the two ferry routes from Latvia to Sweden and Germany. The routes,

Stena Line accelerates fossil-free shipping to reduce emissions by 30% by 2030

In 2020, ferry company Stena Line continued to reduce its total CO2 emissions and is ten years ahead of the IMO international shipping emission reduction targets. Nevertheless, the Swedish shipping company is now accelerating the transition towards fossil-free shipping and presents its plan to reduce total CO2 emissions by as much as 30% until 2030.Despite a challenging year, Stena Line continued to reduce its total carbon dioxide emissions in 2020. Emissions also decreased per nautical mile sailed by -2.3%/nm, which shows that the ships have become even more energy efficient in 2020. "

Stena Line aims to become the most diverse shipping company in the world

The Swedish ferry company has increased the number of female managers it employs by an impressive 42% in only 5 years and has the ambitious target of ensuring they account for 30% of all management by the end of next year.Only a meagre 2% of the 1.2 million seafarers globally are women, so ferry company Stena Line is already doing a lot to challenge and change that. By working hard to tackle the gender gap, the company has increased the number of female managers to one out of every five it employs (20% of all managers) in only five years - an increase of 42%. But targets are much more

Stena Line concludes: Halmstad was the right move

On 1 February 2020 Stena Line opened a new ferry route between Halmstad and Grenaa. After a challenging first year with COVID-19 Stena Line concludes it was the right decision. Freight volumes increased by 15 %, exceeded expectations on the new route.About a year ago, on 1 February 2020, Stena Line celebrated the opening of the new ferry route between Halmstad in Sweden and Grenaa in Denmark with inaugural celebrations on both sides, with thousands of people visiting. After a challenging first year with the pandemic affecting passenger volumes negatively, Stena Line has focused on keeping

From vision to vessel - Stena Line plans to launch fossil free ships before 2030

Ferry company Stena Line plans to start operating two fossil-free battery powered vessels on the route between Gothenburg and Frederikshavn in Denmark no later than 2030. This was announced by Stena Lines CEO Niclas Mårtensson during a press conference about the industry collaboration project Tranzero Initiative, in Gothenburg on Thursday 4 February.In an effort to speed up the transition to fossil-free fuels in the transport sector, Stena Line together with Volvo Group, Scania and the Port of Gothenburg have joined forces in the Tranzero Initiative collaboration project to bring about a

Stena Line reveals the names of the new Baltic Sea vessels

Ferry company Stena Line has announced the new names of the two modern ferries that are due to start operating on the route between Nynäshamn in Sweden and Ventspils in Latvia during 2021. The new ferries will add a further 30 per cent freight capacity and offer an attractive alternative way to travel on the Baltic Sea. After receiving close to 600 name suggestions from customers online the new names are - Stena Scandica and Stena Baltica.In October Stena Line announced the strengthening of their Baltic Sea fleet  with the deployment of two modern RoPax vessels on the route between

Stena Line launch new freight connection between Luxembourg and Sweden

From 11th January 2021 ferry company Stena Line together with the multimodal service provider CFL multimodal and the ports in Rostock and Trelleborg will offer a new intermodal rail and ferry connection from Bettembourg in Luxembourg via their ferry route from Rostock to Trelleborg in Sweden. The combination of sea and rail is a cost-effective and sustainable transport solution that offers great capacity and flexibility as well as a CO2 reduction of 1.75 tons per unit compared to road transport.Stena Line is one of the world´s leading ferry companies and with 36 vessels operating 18 ferry

Stena Line connects to shore power in Kiel

Today´s inauguration of the new shore power facility in Kiel means that Stena Line now have the possibility to connect 14 vessels at seven terminals with on-shore electricity during port stay. The new connection in Kiel will reduce the CO\2 \emissions from the two vessels Stena Scandinavica and Stena Germanica with 2,700 tonnes per year. In total Stena Line reduce its CO\2 \emissions with shore power with 13,000 tonnes per year.The new shore power facility in Kiel provides 100% green electricity, thus also avoiding NO\X\-, SO\X\- and particle emissions during the port stay of Stena

Stena Line takes delivery of third new ferry to join Irish Sea fleet in 2020

Stena Embla is due to start sailing between Britain and Ireland in the New YearSwedish ferry company Stena Line has officially taken ownership of its newest ferry, Stena Embla, following a handover ceremony in Weihai, China. The vessel is the third of five new next-generation E-Flexer RoPax vessels that are being constructed at the CMI Jinling Weihai Shipyard, as part of an extensive modernisation of the company’s fleet. It is last of three new vessels due for the Irish Sea, which marks the end of a 7-year development programme totalling a £400m investment in new ferries and port

Stena Line charts 25 years of success in Belfast

Stena Line is celebrating the 25[th] anniversary (12 Nov 2020) of the relocation of its ferry services to Belfast from Larne in 1995.  During this time, the Irish Sea’s leading ferry company has achieved a number of key milestones including transporting in excess of 33 million passengers, 7 million cars and almost 7 million freight units.When Stena Line established its Belfast operation on 12[th] November 1995, it operated just three ferries to one port in Scotland.  Today, that service has significantly expanded to include seven vessels operating year-round services to Cairnryan,

Stena Line moves to Stockholm Norvik Port

Ferry company Stena Line moves its Nynäshamn ferry terminal to the newly built Stockholm Norvik Port. On November 9th the terminal was officially opened with the first arrival of the vessel Stena Flavia at 7 a.m. The new ferry terminal is an important part of Stena Lines expansion plans in the Baltic Sea that includes the deployment of two new modern ferries and 30 % additional freight capacity on the Nynäshamn-Ventspils route in 2021.Stena Line is one of the world’s leading ferry companies with 18 ferry routes in Europe. Three of them are operating across the Baltic Sea. Stena Line

Stena Line keep vital supply lines open between Denmark and Sweden

From November 9[th], the Danish authorities will introduce restrictions in the Northern part of Jutland to reduce the spreading and development of COVID-19 virus. Stena Line has therefore decided to temporarily stop the passenger operation between Frederikshavn in Denmark and Gothenburg in Sweden between November 9[th] and December 3[rd]. The freight operation on the route will continue to keep the vital supply lines open between Denmark and Sweden.When the Danish authorities' restrictions in the Northern part of Jutland come into force on November 9[th], Stena Line has decided to

Stena Line to increase freight capacity on Baltic Sea route between Travemünde – Liepaja by 40 % in 2021

Ferry company Stena Line has today announced a further expansion of their operations across the Baltic Sea region. Next year the current vessels on the Travemünde-Liepaja route will be replaced with two modern RoPax vessels, which will add a further 40 per cent freight capacity to the route, shorten the crossing time and offer a fixed timetable with 12 weekly departures. The new vessels will also offer improved onboard facilities.Stena line is one of the world’s leading ferry companies with 18 ferry routes in Europe. Three of them are operating across the Baltic Sea region. On October 15

Stena Line expands in the Baltic Sea

Ferry company Stena Line has today announced an expansion and strengthening of their operations across the Baltic Sea region. Next year the current vessels on the Nynäshamn-Ventspils route will be replaced with two modern and lengthened RoPax ferries Stena Lagan and Stena Mersey, which will add further 30 per cent freight capacity. The new ferries will also offer an attractive alternative way to travel on the Baltic Sea.Stena line is one of the world’s leading ferry companies with 18 ferry routes in Europe. Three of them are operating across the Baltic Sea. Since Stena Line acquired the

Stena Nordica returns to the ferry route between Gdynia and Karlskrona

At the end of October the RoPax ferry Stena Nordica returns to the Stena Line’s route between Gdynia and Karlskrona. Stena Nordica will replace the more freight focused vessel Stena Baltica and offers a wider choice for both passengers and freight customers. Stena Nordica will run five times a week in each direction and take freight, cars and passengers.Currently, there are three ferries operating on the Gdynia-Karlskrona route, including the two twin vessels Stena Vision and Stena Spirit, and the more freight focused Stena Baltica. In the end of October 2020 Stena Nordica will return to

Quayside Powerbanks - The Next Step in the Electrification of Shipping

Stena is developing a solution to use recycled batteries in charging stations at ports. Stena is now taking the next step in shipping electrification: the development of a new type of energy storage, similar to very large powerbanks, which 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.“An incredible amount is happening in the world of batteries. New solutions are being designed to meet the

New Baltic connection between Liepaja - Karlskrona - Travemünde

Stena Rederi A/S*, Copenhagen, 4 August:From 13 August ferry company Stena Line will start a new freight focused connection between Latvia, Sweden and Germany by adding a port-call in Karlskrona on the existing ferry route between Liepaja and Travemünde.Ferry company Stena Line today offer seven routes in the Baltic Sea for freight and passenger transportation. As an additional service to freight customers a port-call in Karlskrona on the existing route between Liepaja and Travemünde will be added starting August 13. This will enable more effective trade and transport opportunities