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Stena Line Begins Sailings from Stockholm Norvik

Port move ahead of the introduction of rebuilt ‘Stena Lagan’ and ‘Stena Mersey’ service.

Stena Line successfully switched its Swedish port for its Ventspils service from Nynäshamn to Stockholm Norvik earlier today. With the arrival of STENA FLAVIA at 7am (local time), the Ro-Ro port also opened its gates for the first time.

STENA FLAVIA was the first Ro-Ro vessel to call at Stockholm Norvik port. © Stockholms Hamnar /Per-Erik Adamsson
STENA FLAVIA was the first Ro-Ro vessel to call at Stockholm Norvik port. © Stockholms Hamnar / Per-Erik Adamsson

During 2021, Stena Line will transfer the rebuilt STENA LAGAN and STENA MERSEY to the route in place of the current vessels. This will increase freight capacity on the route by around 30%.

STENA FLAVIA at Stockholm Norvik Port. © Stockholms Hamnar
STENA FLAVIA at Stockholm Norvik Port. © Stockholms Hamnar

STENA LAGAN is currently undergoing her rebuild in Turkey. Sister-ship STENA MERSEY is expected to follow once released from the Belfast – Liverpool route by STENA EMBLA.

Inauguration ceremony first ro-ro-vessel in Stockholm Norvik Port. © Stockholms Hamnar / Per-Erik Adamsson
Inauguration ceremony first ro-ro-vessel in Stockholm Norvik Port. © Stockholms Hamnar / Per-Erik Adamsson

At present, the Ventspils route is served by STENA FLAVIA and SCOTTISH VIKING. While the former is owned by Stena, the latter is chartered from Visemar di Navigazione.

STENA FLAVIA was the first Ro-Ro vessel to berth at Stockholm Norvik port. © Stockholms Hamnar /Per-Erik Adamsson
STENA FLAVIA was the first Ro-Ro vessel to call at Stockholm Norvik port. © Stockholms Hamnar /Per-Erik Adamsson

“Moving to Stockholm Norvik Port is an important part of our expansion in the Baltic Sea, and provides us with good prerequisites to continue to grow, together with our customers. Already at the beginning of 2021 we will welcome the first of two new, modern vessels that will increase our freight-carrying capacity on the route by 30 percent”

Johan Edelman, Trade Director Baltic Sea North at Stena Line

Stena Flavia and Scottish Viking started today their service to Latvia from the new port of Norvik outside Nynäshamn.

Posted by nordicferries.com on Monday, 9 November 2020

The Stockholm region is Sweden’s biggest consumer area and one of the fastest growing regions in Europe. Stockholm Norvik Port is a brand new RoRo and container port with efficient intermodal transport connections to the whole of Sweden. It is designed to be a hub with short approach lanes, efficient transport links.

Inauguration ceremony first ro-ro vessel in Stockholm Norvik Port. A custom ceremony in pandemic times. Plaque was handed over with a long boat hook.© Stockholms Hamnar / Per-Erik Adamsson
Inauguration ceremony first ro-ro vessel in Stockholm Norvik Port. A custom ceremony in pandemic times. Plaque was handed over with a long boat hook.© Stockholms Hamnar / Per-Erik Adamsson

“With the strategic location of Stockholm Norvik Port, state-of-the-art infrastructure and great opportunities for storage and load handling, we have created completely new prerequisites for our customers. We warmly welcome Stena Line to Stockholm Norvik Port. We are very pleased with our many years of collaboration and also that Stena Line has chosen this commitment to the Baltic Sea’s new mega-port,”

Johan Wallén, Marketing and Sales Manager at Ports of Stockholm
“On 9 November 2020, Stena Line’s vessels called at the ro-ro quay in Stockholm Norvik Harbor. At the same time, the gates to the new ro-ro terminal were opened and thus the entire port of Stockholm Norvik is in operation. Read more: stockholmshamnar.se/stockholmnorvik

Steven Tarbox

Steven is a ferry enthusiast from Belfast in Northern Ireland. He founded what was then NI Ferry Site 2014. Since then the site has grown from nothing to an average of over 43k pageviews per month in 2020.
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