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Stena and Mann Lines to share space and ships

[ November 4, 2014   //   ]

UK and Europe to Baltic freight ro ro and logistics operator Mann Lines has signed a cooperation deal with ferry operator Stena Lines. Stena RoRo will also charter the ro ro vessel Stena Foreteller to Mann Lines from January 2015.

Mann Lines currently offers a liner ro ro service between Harwich, Cuxhaven, Tallinn, Turku and Bremerhaven, along with a container service between Rotterdam and the Baltics. It also offers inland distribution and other logistics services.

Under the deal, Mann will offer a fixed space charter to Stena Line on its ship and will act as a sales agent for Stena Lines’ route network.

Stena Line’s business development manager, Anders Peterson, said: “Mann Lines is a strong player within logistics and in business areas where we are not as strong” – which include automotive, project loads and high and heavy cargo, he said.

Mann Lines managing director, Bill Binks added that it would increase cargo flows for both companies. He said: “Stena Line is a perfect partner for us to cooperate with regarding cargo flows to and from the Benelux countries.”

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