Freight News, Sea

Stena Line expands with new vessels at Stockholm Norvik Port

[ October 8, 2021   //   ]

Shipping company Stena Line has chosen to invest in the Baltic Sea and Stockholm Norvik Port. The new Stena Scandica is the first of two extended vessels on the Ventspils – Stockholm Norvik Port route.

The maiden call of Stena Line’s new Stena Scandica vessel to Stockholm Norvik Port was on 27th July. Stena Line is expanding and introducing two extended vessels on the Ventspils – Stockholm Norvik Port route in 2021. The first vessel, Stena Scandica, represents an important milestone in the Stena Line expansion in the Baltic Sea and increases freight capacity on the route by 30 percent. Expansion will continue in 2022, with two newly built vessels on the route, increasing freight capacity by a further 25 percent.

“We warmly welcome Stena Scandica to Stockholm Norvik Port. We are very happy about our long-term multi-year collaboration and that Stena Line has chosen to expand in a major way and invest in the Baltic Sea and our new port,” states Fredrik Lindstål, Chair of the Board of Ports of Stockholm.

Stockholm Norvik Port is located in what is by far Sweden’s largest consumer area. The port has been built with a capacity for expansion and to ensure the supply of goods to the Stockholm region. With its strategic location and huge potential to store, load and unload cargo arriving and departing by efficient intermodal transport connections to the rest of Sweden, customers are provided with entirely new prerequisites.

“Stena Scandica is the first important milestone in Stena Line’s current expansion in the Baltic Sea. With this new vessel the capacity on the Nynäshamn–Ventspils route is increased by 30 percent. We look forward to continuing to further expand already next year, with two entirely newly built vessels,” says Johan Edelman, Trade Director at Stena Line managing routes to and from Latvia.

Stockholm Norvik Port is a new RoRo and container port with the best possible location in the Baltic Sea. A hub with short approach lanes, efficient transport links and a newly built railway ensures sustainable supply of goods to the growing Stockholm region.