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Stena Line to add extra North Sea freight capacity on Rotterdam to Killingholme route

Stena Line is to introduce a second ship from Rotterdam Europoort to Killingholme in the UK to meet a surge in demand.

The RoRo ship Caroline Russ has been brought in to operate three times weekly from Europoort in the Netherlands and Killingholme in the UK, with the first departure from Europoort on 31 October.

Caroline Russ
The Caroline Russ will operate three times weekly from Europoort and Killingholme

The ship will join current RoRo ship, the Stena Scotia, on the route. The frequency will increase to six departures per week in each direction. The Stena Scotia was introduced on the route September 2014 to complement to the two freight ships, the Stena Transit and Stena Transporter on the Hoek van Holland - Killingholme route.

Annika Hult, route manager at Stena Line North Sea, says: “We have seen a strong growth in the transport market to the UK over the past several years. We introduced our freight ship the Stena Scotia in 2014 in order to accommodate growing volumes of traffic. I am very pleased to announce that we will now take the next step in the strategic development of our Rotterdam (Europoort) - Killingholme route.

“We expect trade to remain strong and want to be in the best place to service our customers and meet additional demands. Europoort continues to develop as an important freight hub for Stena Line and we are confident our customers will react positively to our expanded service.”

Facts

Caroline Russ
Type of ship: RoRo
Year of construction: 1999
Length: 153m
Width: 20.6m
Max speed: 20kn
Passengers: 12
Trailers: 102

Posted on 26th September 2016 at 10:47 am in Ferry Operators | Stena Line | Ferry News |

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