In response to increased customer demand in the Baltic Sea South region, Stena Line will introduce its two new E-Flexer vessels on the Karlskrona/Gdynia route.
The first E-flexer will commence operations in July and the second in November. Both were originally planned to be deployed on the route between Nynäshamn and Ventspils, but due to a particular strong freight development in Baltic Sea South, Stena Line has decided to switch the E-Flexers to the more southern route.
The recently lengthened and modernised ’Stena Scandia’ and ’Stena Baltica’ will continue to serve the Nynäshamn/Ventspils route, thus continuing to add 30% freight and 70% cabin space capacity.
“Flexibility and growing with our customers is key for Stena Line, and with the E-Flexers that we are now deploying on the route Karlskrona/Gdynia we are striving to offer a fleet that is as flexible as possible, responding to the needs of our customers,” said Niclas Mårtensson, Stena Line CEO.
During the past few years, Stena Line has expanded heavily in the Baltic Sea, driven by an increased customer demand for sea transportation – for both freight and passengers.
Besides deploying ‘Stena Scandica’ and ‘Stena Baltica’ between Nynäshamn and Ventspils in July, 2021 and January, 2022 respectively, Stena Line has added 40% more freight capacity between Liepāja and Travemünde, by deploying the ropaxes ‘Stena Livia’ and ‘Stena Flavia’ on this route.
Stena Line also opened a new route between Nynäshamn and Hanko on 1st February, 2022, served by the ‘Urd’. A second vessel, ‘Stena Gothica’, will be added at the end of May.