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Stena boosts space to Latvia and Sweden

[ November 2, 2020   //   ]

Stena Line is to replace its current vessels on the Travemünde (Germany)-Liepaja (Latvia) route will be replaced with two modern ro pax vessels, adding a further 40% freight capacity, shortening crossing times and offering a fixed timetable with 6 weekly departures in each direction. The new vessels will also offer improved on-board facilities.

It follows the announcement on 15 October of the deployment of two new modern ropax vessels on the route between Nynäshamn in Sweden and Ventspils in Latvia during 2021. The lengthened vessels will add 30% more lane metres of freight capacity and a modern onboard experience to the route.

Trade director Baltic Sea North, Johan Edelman (pictured), says: “We have seen an increase in demand from our customers across the Baltic Sea region. We are now strengthening our position and customer offer further with new modern vessels, more capacity and an attractive onboard experience on both our routes to and from Latvia during 2021.”

The route between Travemünde and Liepaja is currently operated by the two sister vessels Stena Gothica and Urd. During the spring of 2021 they will be replaced by two as yet unnamed vessels, increasing lane metres by 40% and cutting the crossing time from 27 to 20 hours.