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News : Stena Line’s new ferry Stena Scandica сompletes 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, according to the company’s release.
The first of the two vessels, Stena Scandica, arrived in the port of Nynäshamn on 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.
Stena Scandica is 222m long and has a capacity of 200 cabins, 970 passengers, and 2,875 freight lane meters, plus an extra car deck – adding another 30% freight capacity and 70% more cabins on the route.
The vessel is fitted with several sustainable features and fuel efficiency improvements, such as hybrid scrubbers, ballast water cleaning systems, twisted leading edge rudder, and others to offer more sustainable transportation across the Baltic Sea.
The larger tonnage also means a lower emission per transported unit. The interior includes new cabin categories, a spacious shop with great deals and well-known brand products, lounge areas, and several dining facilities, as well as a sundeck.
Ventspils – Nynäshamn is the shortest route between the Baltics and Scandinavia. When Stena Scandica and Stena Baltica take over the route Ventspils – Nynäshamn and they will replace the Stena Livia and Stena Flavia, which will then be redeployed on the route Liepāja – Travemünde.
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 in 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.