• 2018 June 13 15:04

    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, the company said in its press release.

    Stena Line now takes the next step in the growth strategy on the Göteborg-Frederikshavn route. The RoPax vessel Hammerodde will be taken into operation in the middle of September, replacing Stena Gothica.

    “We will have a product better suited for both our freight customers and passenger’s needs on this route. We will open up for car passengers on Hammerodde which will mean increased capacity on the passenger side. In conjunction with the change, we will also concentrate all traffic to Denmark at Masthuggskajen, which will increase availability and service for our customers”, says Tony Michaelsen, Trade Director of Region Denmark.

    Hammerodde was acquired from the Bornholm shipping company Faergen by Stena about a year ago and will switch to a Stena Line name in due course.

    In the middle of September, Stena Gothica will return to her former route Travemünde-Liepaja where she will operate together with her sister ship M/V Urd.

    "We have strong growth on our routes connecting the Baltics with Scandinavia and Germany/West Central Europe. Stena Gothica will be an important addition in which we will be able to offer our customers a standardised product on all departures with two sister vessels, which will facilitate our freight customers´ transports and meet the market demand for freight capacity", says Erik Thulin, Trade Director in Baltic Sea North.

    Stena Gothica replaces Stena Nordica who will be placed on the Karlskrona-Gdynia route in October, after the charter of M/V Gute is over and the ship returns to Gotlandsbolaget.

    Karlskrona-Gdynia is a strategically important corridor between Sweden and Poland that has been growing steady during recent years.

    "Growth is still strong between Karlskrona and Gdynia, and with Stena Nordica twice as big as Gute, we will be able to offer our customers even better accessibility. In addition, Stena Nordica has a double tier configuration, which gives significant time gains during loading and unloading. Stena Nordica will also complement Stena Baltica in a good way as they are similar vessels, which means that we will be able to offer our customers an efficient RoPax concept on all four vessels, as well as a strong passenger concept on Stena Vision and Stena Spirit, says Marek Kiersnowski, Trade Director, Baltic Sea South.

    About Us
    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.




2018 June 20

18:00 Lead landing ship of Project 11711, Ivan Gren, joins the fleet of RF Navy
17:33 Rosatomflot extends its winter-spring navigation period amid challenging ice conditions
17:05 Genco Shipping & Trading Limited completes common stock offering
16:05 Seatruck Ferries to use larger vessels for Warrenpoint service
15:51 Maritime leaders endorse green initiatives for shipping
15:30 Mitsui to make entry into subsea support vessel business through acquisition of shares in AKOFS Offshore
15:04 Eighty-two Crowley vessels honored with Jones F. Devlin Awards in recognition of 613 combined years of safe operations
14:59 GasLog Partners LP announces new charter agreement with Cheniere Energy
14:24 Small icebreakers of Project 22740 can be converted to run on LNG
14:05 Cheniere Energy and Cheniere Energy Partners announce definitive merger agreement
13:13 ABB brings efficiency and sustainability through system integration to two new Indian ferries
12:39 Dredging works commenced at the port of Ust-Luga
12:01 ABP Southampton publishes Air Quality Strategy with package of commitments
11:20 Bunker prices are down up at the port of Novorossiysk, Russia (graph)
11:01 Crowley adds 40 ISO tanks
10:45 Yaroslavsky Shipbuilding Plant completed the series of six boom-laying boats
10:31 GTT receives an order from Hyundai Heavy Industries to design the tanks of a new LNG carrier
10:22 Brent Crude futures price up 0.41% to $75.41, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.59% to $65.3
10:05 Euroports increases pulp & paper warehousing capacity in Tarragona, Spain
10:00 RF Government expands the list of publicly funded projects in seaports and on IWW of Russia
09:37 Bunker prices continue going down at the Port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
09:16 Baltic Dry Index down to 1,419 points

2018 June 19

18:06 100 million dollars to link the Nile with Suez Canal Region
17:03 DNV GL partners with the EU and Government of India to bring offshore wind to the Indian market
16:32 CMA CGM deploys its innovative solution for containers tracking, TRAXENS by CMA CGM
16:18 APM Terminals ‘Cool port’ barge service speeds up distribution from Rotterdam
16:02 Multraship acquires an ASD Tug from Med Marine for Terneuzen operations
15:32 Koper remains the most important port for Austria
15:02 CMA CGM announces GRR from East Coast South America to Africa, Gulf and West Coast North of India
14:32 Port of Oakland import volume flat in May 2018
14:25 Europort Romania maintains its position as the premier Black Sea martime event
14:02 British Ports Association comments on new report on Northern ‘Free Ports’ strategy proposal
13:32 Port seeks to double rail volume with Railport Antwerpen
13:02 Rijkswaterstaat awarded Van Oord the contract to dredge Marker Wadden channel
12:32 MOL to make full-scale move into subsea support vessel business by acquiring stake in AKOFS of Norway
12:28 HELCOM Heads of Delegation approve Baltic Sea Action Plan update process and welcome new HELCOM Chair
12:02 Bunker prices continue growing at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
11:37 Damen and Saab announce partnership to participate on the tender for the Tamandaré Class Corvette
11:34 Saturnus, first vessel in the Evolution series, launched at AVIC
11:09 Marine Technics and Alexeev’s Hydrofoil Design Bureau extend joint projects
10:45 Arctia appoints Senior Vice President for Offshore and Marine Services
10:23 Brent Crude futures price down 0.64% to $74.86, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.62% to $65.28
10:01 Small missile ships of RF Navy’s Caspian Flotilla sail from Sevastopol to Mediterranean Sea
09:40 Rescuers of RF Navy’s Northern Fleet train in rendering assistance to submarine in Kola Bay
09:16 Baltic Dry Index up to 1,442 points

2018 June 18

18:12 Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping Company takes part in TransCaspian/Translogistica 2018
17:57 Legislative amendment promotes automatisation tests in maritime transport with regard to manning and watchkeeping
17:35 First major forum on the new Silk Road organised by the Port of Marseille Fos
17:05 Aker Solutions teams up with SAP for next steps in digitalizing its business
16:45 HMM signs Letter of Intent for its mega containership orders
16:24 Victor Olersky handed in his resignation notice
16:18 European Council extends sanctions on Crimea and Sevastopol for another year
16:05 DryShips announces agreements to sell two older Panamaxes
15:40 Tuapse Commercial Seaport elected seven BoD members
15:33 Poland holds World Maritime Day Parallel Event
15:13 IMO member states must progress on key sulphur cap issues at critical meeting in July
14:59 Average wholesale prices for М-100 HFO down to RUB 17,923 in RF spot market
14:13 Navios Maritime Containers announces acquisition of five containerships and options to acquire four additional containerships
13:35 Maersk launches a new line to the Middle East from Fos
13:00 Aker Arctic demonstrates autonomous vessel in model tests