Stena Line moves to Stockholm Norvik Port

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Stena Flavia in Norvik (Image Courtesy: Port of Stockholm)

Ferry company Stena Line moves its Nynäshamn ferry terminal to the newly built Stockholm Norvik Port. On November 9th the terminal was officially opened with the first arrival of the vessel Stena Flavia at 7 a.m. The new ferry terminal is an important part of Stena Lines expansion plans in the Baltic Sea that includes the deployment of two new modern ferries and 30 % additional freight capacity on the Nynäshamn-Ventspils route in 2021.

Stena FLavia first arrival 9 November 2020 (Image Courtesy: Port of Stockholm)

Stena Line is one of the world’s leading ferry companies with 18 ferry routes in Europe. Three of them are operating across the Baltic Sea. Stena Line recently announced an expansion on the Nynäshamn-Ventspils route with the deployment of two large modern RoPax-vessels during 2021, adding both freight and passenger capacity. The move to Stockholm Norvik Port strengthen this position even further.

Johan Edelman, Trade Director, Baltic Sea North (Image Courtesy: Stena Line)

“The move to the new ferry terminal is an important part of our expansion in the Baltic Sea and enables us to continue to grow together with our customers. In January we expect the first of the two new vessels to start operating, adding another 30 % freight capacity to the route, says Johan Edelman, Trade Director Baltic Sea North at Stena Line.

Stockholm Norvik Port is a brand new roro and container terminal with direct access to one of the fastest growing regions in Europe. The new modern ferry terminal will offer efficient and sustainable logistics solutions with increased capacity and warehouse cross docking facilities as well as strong intermodal connections to the rest of Sweden.

“With the strategic location of Stockholm Norvik Port, state-of-the-art infrastructure and great opportunities for storage and load handling, we have created completely new prerequisites for our customers. We warmly welcome Stena Line to Stockholm Norvik Port. We are very pleased with our many years of collaboration and also that Stena Line has chosen this commitment to the Baltic Sea’s new mega-port,” says Johan Wallén, Marketing and Sales Manager at Ports of Stockholm.

Stena Flavia Master Sergejs Pilnikovs (Image Courtesy: Port of Stockholm)

About the new ferry terminal

  • 12 hectare
  • 525 metre quay length
  • 200,000 capacity units per year
  • 142 trailer parking lots
  • ITS – Intelligent Transport System
  • 4,000 kvm warehouse cross docking facilities

About the route Nynäshamn-Ventspils

Since Stena Line acquired the ferry route between Nynäshamn in Sweden and Ventspils in Latvia in 2012 it has more than doubled its operations from one vessel and 10 departures per week, to the current fixed timetable, which has two vessels and 24 departures per week.

The crossing time of 8.5 hours is the fastest sea-connection between Sweden and the Baltic countries. The route is a popular choice for both transport and tourism and is a vital supply line to both the manufacturing and construction industry in Sweden.

Stena Line is one of Europe’s leading ferry companies with 36 vessels and 18 routes in Northern Europe operating 28,000 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 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 has 4,300 employees and an annual turnover of 14 billion SEK.

Sea News Feature, November 10

Baibhav Mishra
Author: Baibhav Mishra

Associate Editor, Sea News