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

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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 existing vessels on the route. The vessel has 70 % bigger cabin capacity compared to the existing vessels  and brings a modern onboard experience. There are several restaurant and bar alternatives onboard with panoramic sea-views, as well a number of entertainment facilities for both adults and children.

Stena Scandica arrived in Ventspils Tuesday morning 29 June and will stay in port to get ready for her maiden voyage to Nynäshamn within short. Ventspils-Nynäshamn is the shortest route between the Baltics and Scandinavia.

The Visentini vessel Stena Scandica has earlier sailed on the Belfast - Liverpool (Birkenhead) route with the name Stena Lagan. Since August 2020 the vessel has been lengthened and modernised in a ground-breaking conversion managed by Stena RoRo at the Sedef Shipyard in Tuzla, Turkey. The vessel has been lengthened with a 36 metre mid-section and now have a capacity of 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 interior and onboard facilities are updated to Stena Line’s familiar Scandinavian, light, and spacious design. 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.

Stena Line CEO Niclas Mårtensson said the delivery of Stena Scandica is an important step in the Company’s expansion in the Baltic Sea.

“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".

For more information, please contact:

Stena Line Group Press Office
+46 (0)704 85 85 32, 

Stena Line is one of Europe's leading ferry companies with 37 vessels and 17 routes in Northern Europe operating 25,000 sailings each year. 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 has 4,300 employees and an annual turnover of 14 billion SEK.
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Stena Lines new ferry Stena Scandica arrived in Ventspils on 29 June, 2021.
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