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Stena Line to strengthen freight network on the North Sea between Rotterdam and UK

Stena Line is to increase capacity on its Rotterdam - Killingholme operation in January 2018.

It follows on from the announcement earlier this year that it was increasing freight capacity on the Rotterdam (Europoort) to Harwich route in January, replacing the current two RoRo vessels by two larger ships.

Stena Misana
MV Misana starts operating on the Rotterdam to Harwich route in January

A decision has now been taken to introduce a larger RoRo vessel on the North Sea to replace a current chartered ship, the Caroline Russ, when its contract expires.

As of next year, Stena Line will reposition the RoRo ships between the Europoort routes to further optimise the available capacity.

MV Misida and MV Misana will operate on the Rotterdam to Killingholme route, replacing the current RoRo ships Capucine and Severine. Stena Line began with one vessel in 2014 and there have been daily departures since 2016 .

The new ship, yet to be named, will be introduced next to Stena Scotia on the Rotterdam - Harwich route.
Annika Hult, trade director at Stena Line North Sea, said: “We have seen a strong growth in the transport market to the UK over the past several years and we are currently trading at very high utilisation on both routes.

“These capacity increases clearly demonstrate our ambitions and we are confident our customers will react positively to our expansion.”

Posted on 29th September 2017 at 10:16 am in Ferry Operators | Stena Line | Ferry News |

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