On November 9th, the Danish authorities introduced restrictions in the Northern part of Jutland to reduce the spreading and development of COVID-19 virus.
As a result, Stena Line has temporarily stopped the passenger operation between Frederikshavn in Denmark and Gothenburg in Sweden through 3rd December.
Freight operations will continue to keep the vital supply lines open between Denmark and Sweden.
Freight drivers will continue to travel on board the ropaxes ‘Stena Danica’ and ‘Stena Jutlandica’ on around 50 departures per week between Frederikshavn and Gothenburg, as well as on 22 weekly departures between Halmstad in West Sweden and Grenaa in the eastern part of Jutland in Denmark.
Passengers are being switched to the Halmstad/Grenaa route, which is not affected by the new restrictions and will continue to operate with both passengers and freight.
”We take the situation very seriously. We follow the Danish authorities’ recommendations and have chosen to temporarily stop the passenger traffic between Frederikshavn and Gothenburg.
“Freight operations will continue on the route, just as the route between Grenaa and Halmstad will continue to be in operation with both passengers and freight. We continue to sail to keep the vital supply lines open between our countries,” Elisabeth Lönne, Stena Line’s Trade Director Business Region Denmark said.
Stena Line claimed that it followed the authorities’ restrictions, which includes the use of face masks in terminals, ports and on board the ferries to and from Denmark.
In addition, the company has introduced a number of safety measures to ensure safety on board the ferries. These include social distancing, air circulation with fresh sea air, frequent cleaning, as well as new fog machines used to disinfect the ferries’ common areas and cabins.