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Smooth sailing for Stena Line's battery hybrid vessel

The Stena Jutlandica has now completed its first month of operation as a battery hybrid vessel. Experiences from these first weeks have exceeded expectations. “It's really exciting to be running with electrical power on the Stena Jutlandica. This project is an important part of our focused efforts to find ways of reducing our impact on the environment. As both the size and cost of batteries decrease, battery operation is becoming a very attractive alternative to traditional fuel for shipping since emissions should be possible to completely eliminate in the future,” says Erik Lewenhaupt, Head

read full article...Stena Nordica enters service on Karlskrona-Gdynia.

Stena Nordica entered service as the fourth ship between Karlskrona and Gdynia on Saturday.  This means a further increase in capacity on the route to meet the strong demand in growth for freight and passengers. [image] Previously, the route was operated with three RoPax vessels and one cargo vessel. With Stena Nordica, the route is now operating with four RoPax vessels, which will provide freight and passengers with a choice of up to four departures a day from each port. The number of departures per week is now 46 which is a record on this route. ‘We have had strong growth in recent

read full article...Stena Line introduces first AI-assisted vessel

As a central part of Stena Line’s efforts to reduce fuel consumption and minimise environmental impact, the company is now running a pilot study where artificial intelligence technology is implemented on board vessels. [image] Stena Line's Head of  AI Lars Carlsson and Senior Master Jan Sjöström discussing the new AI-model onboard Stena Scandinavica. In close collaboration with the technology company Hitachi, an AI-model is being developed that will help predict the most fuel-efficient way to operate a certain vessel on a specific route. The model will be a support for the captain and

read full article...Hammerodde gets Swedish flag and new name

Preparations for the change of the vessel on Gothenburg-Frederikshavn are in full motion on the Öresundsvarvet in Landskrona. Yesterday afternoon the flag and name was changed. The flag was changed from Danish to Swedish and the name from Hammerodde to Stena Vinga. [image] In connection with the flag and name change Hammeroddes previous Master Jens Andersen hands over to Stena Vingas Senior Master Anders Broberg. (Photo: Lars Jansson) "It will be an exciting process to follow Stena Vinga’s transformation into a Stena Line vessel on the shipyard as extensive work is needed to be carried

read full article...Stena Line vessels recognised for safe operations

An unprecedented nine Stena Line ferries operating on the Irish Sea have received the prestigious Jones F. Devlin Award from the Chamber of Shipping of America (CSA), acknowledging the skills and dedication of the men and women responsible for safe vessel operations. [image] Captain Steve Millar and crew members from the Stena Lagan celebrate receiving the prestigious Jones F. Devlin Award from the Chamber of Shipping of America (CSA) for operating three consecutive years without a lost-time accident.  The  According to the CSA, the Jones F. Devlin Awards publicly recognise ‘

read full article...Stena signs order for two additional E-Flexer ships

Europe’s leading ferry company has an option on a further three vessels Stena has decided to exercise its option to build a seventh and eighth E-Flexer vessel. The two vessels will be deployed within Stena Line’s route network with a planned delivery in 2022. Additionally, Stena RoRo has taken an option on the construction of a further three E-Flexer vessels also to be built at Avic Weihai Shipyard, China. [image] “We are very pleased to have ordered two additional E-Flexer vessels from Stena RoRo. We foresee increasing demand for freight capacity in Northern Europe and our new vessels

read full article...Stena Line proud partner to EuroPride 2018

As part of the company’s commitment to diversity and equal opportunities, Stena Line has become partner to EuroPride. Besides partaking in the parade in Gothenburg, Sweden where the company headquarters are located, Stena Line will fly the pride flag on-board some of their ships and terminals around Europe from 27th July to 19th August. [image] Stena Line is committed to maintain and develop a sustainable working environment. The goal is a harassment-free company where everyone is given equal opportunities regardless of age, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity

read full article...Stena Line’s first volunteer on-board Africa Mercy

After a year of preparation, Stena Line’s first volunteer is on-board Mercy Ships’ hospital ship Africa Mercy. In addition to fundraising and raising awareness for the humanitarian NGO, Stena Line aims to contribute with knowledge and the unique technical and naval competence held by its employees. [image] During the year, a minimum of two employees will work for Mercy Ships. First volunteer out from Stena Line is Third Engineer Johnny Joensuu. He got on-board in Camerun and is currently aiding in sailing the ship to Las Palmas where it will be for maintenance before setting sails for

read full article...Stena Line re-deploys three ships to strengthen the route network

After summer, Stena Line will re-deploy three ships on three routes. The target is to further improve service and accessibility for customers and optimise operations in line with market developments. [image] "We are now implementing a strategically important development to further strengthen three of our major transport corridors. Demand for capacity is increasing and we constantly evaluate our business as the market develops and our customers’ demands. Because we have built-in flexibility in our business, we can be agile and implement these types of changes in our network with short

read full article...Stena Line confirms plans for its 3 new Irish Sea ships

Stena Line has confirmed that the first of its new RoPax ferries currently under construction in China is planned to enter service on its Holyhead – Dublin route early 2020. The following two is assigned to Liverpool-Belfast. [image] Last year Stena (Stena Line’s parent company) announced a new build contract for a new generation of RoPax ferry vessels, Stena E-Flexer, with planned deliveries during 2020 and 2021.  Stena has ordered the construction of six new vessels from the AVIC Shipyard in China and the plan is to locate three of these ships on Stena Line´s Irish Sea routes. The other

read full article...Stena Line continues to deliver on its sustainability strategy

Stena Line continues to deliver on its ambitious sustainability strategy.  15% lower sulphur emissions, reduced plastic onboard and a decreased number of accidents among the seagoing staff are just some of the results highlighted in its yearly overview; A Sustainable Journey. [image] Stena Line is on an innovative journey to become a leader in sustainable shipping. Its yearly overview A Sustainable Journey analyses how Stena Line delivers on the ambitious sustainability targets it presented in 2016. A Sustainable Journey also highlights sustainability activities from across the Stena Line

read full article...Stena Line and Mercy Ships forerunners in fundraising

Stena Line and Mercy Ships were awarded “Company collaboration of the year” at the charity event Insamlingsforum 2018 in Stockholm on 24 April. The motivation highlights both the recent fundraising coffee campaign onboard and the Stena Line volunteer program and call the partnership a forerunner within company collaborations. "The partnership with Mercy Ships enables us to make a difference and take a greater social responsibility in a way we have never been able to do before. I proudly share this award with Mercy Ships and all Stena Line employees and customers that contributed during the

read full article...Stena Line main partner to Volvo Ocean Race in Gothenburg

In June 2018 Gothenburg welcomes back the competing teams in the sailing competition Volvo Ocean Race. Stena Line is one of the main partners and will be hosting seminars, showcase our offers and offer ringside view of the start from Stena Scandinavica. [image]Photo: Sam Greenfield/Volvo Ocean Race The stopover in Gothenburg is the final one before the last leg towards the Netherlands. The boats are expected to arrive in Gothenburg around the 14-15 June and on the 21 June they start the last leg to reach the finish line in The Hauge, Netherlands. As main partner Stena Line arrange

read full article...Stena joins a unique cooperation for climate smart transport

Electromobility for Shipping is the name of a new collaboration between six actors with the aim to increase the electrification of shipping. [image] It is the Swedish Shipowners´ Association, ABB Sweden AB, ABB Marine Oy, Stena AB, the research institute RISE and the battery company Northvolt who have decided to collaborate for a more sustainable future within shipping. -The re is a lot going on concerning battery on ships and we believe that research and development are crucial for finding the best. By joining forces between the research community and the maritime sector, we have

read full article...Stena Line introduces battery power

Stena Line now take the next step in the quest to test new environmentally friendly energy types for propulsion of vessels. Recently a contract was signed with Callenberg Technology Group  for batteries  with a capacity of 1 MWh which will be installed on Stena Jutlandica which operates between Gothenburg and Frederikshavn. Before the summer, battery power in port operation will become a reality. [image] The battery project is an important part of Stena Line's sustainability strategy. In the future our target with the ‘battery’ is to be able to navigate the vessel 50 nautical miles. "

read full article...Stena Line’s new RoPax vessels beginning to take shape

On Friday 2 February 2018, the official keel-laying ceremony took place at the AVIC Weihai Shipyard in China.   This traditional maritime event marks the start of the construction phase of the hull and the exterior parts of the vessel. [image] Niclas Mårtensson, CEO Stena Line, together with Magnus Olsson, Project Manager Stena RoRo, about to place the coin under the keel. “This is an important milestone in our exciting new ship building project”, said Niclas Mårtensson, CEO Stena Line, who also took part in the traditional Coin Ceremony where 4 coins (GBP, EUR, SEK and RMB) where

read full article...Stena Line is awarded for its ‘Digitalisation efforts’

At this year's Gala CIO Awards 2017 Sweden, Stena Line was selected as one of the winners and received the award ‘Digital project of the Year’ for its AI venture. [image] Sebastian Nabrink, Ludvig Gee, Jessica Andersson, Erik Osmund, Amer Mohammed, Hampus Hallman Stena Line was nominated for its aspiration to become the world's first cognitive ferry company and that the company has embraced its digital statement -  ‘The company will be fully assisted by AI in 2021’. "We started our digitilisation and transformation journey two years ago and it is a central part of our strategy that

read full article...Stena Line customers donate 61 807 cups of Mercy

Today the donations from Stena Line’s coffee campaign were handed over to Tomas Fransson, National Director at Mercy Ships Sweden. In total Stena Line customers made 61 807 donations during the campaign, which is equivalent to keeping an operating room running for two weeks onboard the hospital ship Africa Mercy. [image] Tomas Fransson, National Director Mercy Ships Sweden and Niclas Mårtensson, CEO Stena Line. “We are very happy that so many of Stena Line customers chose to support our work. It has also been great to see the enthusiasm and engagement among the employees at Stena Line

read full article...Stena Line and the Port of Trelleborg inaugurate onshore power supply

As the first ferry company in the Port of Trelleborg, Stena Line will now be connecting up its two vessels M/S Skåne and M/S Mecklenburg-Vorpommern to the electricity grid during calls into port. This is an important step in Stena Line’s dedicated sustainability work, with one of the focus areas being to reduce emissions into the atmosphere. [image] Stena Line is a pioneer in this field, and since 1989 has been able to connect up a number of its vessels to the electricity grid when docked. At present four of Stena Line’s six ports in Sweden are now connected to the local electricity grid.

read full article...Stena Line announces a new ferry route on the Baltic Sea

The demand for freight capacity in the Baltic Sea has been growing steadily over the last number of years and Stena Line is supporting this growth through investing in a new route from Poland to Sweden, Gdynia-Nynäshamn, which will commence operations from October 16th 2017 with six trips a week. [image] “This is another important step where we are seeing a strong demand from our customers and also where we are building for the future. We will continue to develop our business in line with customer and market demands and the new route will be an important complement to our existing Baltic

read full article...Stena Line´s customers support 23 life-changing surgeries

During September and October Stena Line runs a Group-wide Coffee Campaign on board all ferries to support the Mercy Ships charity in their efforts to deliver free health care to people in need in the developing world. After one month, Stena Line´s customers support is equivalent to 23 life-changing cleft palate surgeries. During September and October Stena Line’s customers are being given the opportunity to choose to buy their coffee or tea on board the ferries in a special Mercy Ships mug where 20p will be donated directly to the humanitarian NGO Mercy Ships. After one month more than 21

read full article...Stena Line nominated in the World Travel Awards Grand Final 2017

Stena Line is one of the nominees to win the title “World’s Leading Ferry Operator 2017” in the Grand Final taking place in Phu Quoc, Vietnam, the 10th of December. Previously Stena Line has won the title “World’s Leading Ferry Operator” at nine occasions. This year in the Ferry category Stena Line is up against Bluebridge Cook Straight Ferry Service - New Zealand, Brittany Ferries, DFDS, Interislander, Irish Ferries, Minoan Lines, P&O Ferries and Tallink Silja Line The World Travel Awards were founded in 1993 and is an international competition for the Travel and Hospitality industry.

read full article...Stena Line to strengthen freight network on the North Sea between Rotterdam and the UK by adding further capacity

London, 28 September 2017 – Earlier this year Stena Line announced the increase to their freight capacity on the route Rotterdam (Europoort) to Harwich January 2018 by replacing the current two RoRo vessels by two larger ships. Stena Line now announces their plans to also increase capacity on the route Rotterdam-Killingholme in January 2018. Stena Line will consequently increase their total capacity from Europoort with some 20%. A decision has now been taken to introduce a larger RoRo vessel on the North Sea to replace a current chartered ship, the Caroline Russ, when its contract expires in

read full article...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. [image] 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

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