New Stena Line ferry route officially opened

//New Stena Line ferry route officially opened

New Stena Line ferry route officially opened

On Saturday 1 February 2020 Stena Line’s new ferry route between Halmstad in Sweden and Grenaa in Denmark was officially opened. Thousands of people visited the opening ceremonies on both sides of the sea, including both the infrastructure and transport ministers of Sweden and Denmark.

On Friday 31 January 2020 Stena Line closed the Varberg-Grenaa route. The day after, on Saturday 1 February the Halmstad-naa route was officially opened. The inauguration started early Saturday morning in Grenaa with almost a thousand visitors attending. The Transport minister of Denmark Benny Engelbrecht attended the ceremony in Grenaa and joined the sea journey to Halmstad where 8,000 people waited for Stena Nautica on the quay when she arrived at 1 pm.


Photographer: Lasse Partanen/Destination Halmstad AB

There was an open day for the ferry during where thousands of people visited the ship, to enjoy the entertainment and performances that were held on board. The official inauguration ceremony was conducted by Dan Sten Olsson, the owner and CEO of Stena AB, the infrastructure minister of Sweden Tomas Eneroth, the governor of Halland Lena Sommestad and Transport minister of Denmark Benny Engelbrecht.

The new route will be operated by the 135-metre-long RoPax ferry Stena Nautica built in 1986 with a capacity of 900 passengers and 1265 lane meters. The crossing time is 4 h 35 minutes and Stena Nautica will make up to two departures per day.


Photographer: Lasse Partanen/Destination Halmstad AB

Stena Line’s ambition is to double both the passenger and freight volumes within five years.

“This new route strengthens the connections between our two countries and from a freight perspective we believe there is a lot of potential to carry more trailers from Denmark to Sweden. Between both destinations on either side of the Kattegat we will create a great travel experience for our passengers now and for years to come”, says Tony Michelsen, Group Head of Travel Stena Line.

Source: Hellenic Shipping News.

By | 2020-02-07T09:24:01+00:00 February 7th, 2020|News|0 Comments

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