The first E-flexer will commence operations in July 2022 and the second in November 2022. Both were originally planned to be deployed on the route between Swedish Nynäshamn and Latvian Ventspils, but due to a particular strong freight development in Baltic Sea South, we have decided that the E-Flexers are at the moment best used there.
The recently lenghtened and modernised Stena Scandica and Stena Baltica will continue to serve the route between Nynäshamn and Ventspils, thus continuing to add a 30% freight and 70% cabin space boost in capacity.
Flexibility and growing with our customers is key for us, and with the E-Flexers that we are now deploying on the route Karlskrona-Gdynia we are striving to offer a fleet that is as flexible as possible, responding to the needs of our customers.
The name E-Flexer is chosen to reflect two of the main goals of the design – efficiency and flexibility. The ships are among the most fuel efficient in the world for their size, while also being flexible enough to operate across different routes. Moreover, they are delivered ready both for conversion to battery hybrid operation and for conversion to methanol or liquid natural gas (LNG) fuel, when the necessary bunkering infrastructure is in place.
Over the past years, we have expanded heavily in the Baltic Sea, driven by an increased customer demand for sea transportation – for both freight and passengers. Besides deploying Stena Scandica and Stena Baltica between Nynäshamn and Ventspils in July 2021 (Scandica) and January 2022 (Baltica), we have added 40% more freight capacity between Liepāja in Latvia and Travemünde in Germay, by deploying the RoPax-ferries Stena Livia and Stena Flavia on this route.
We have also opened a completely new route between Swedish Nynäshamn and Finnish Hanko on 1 February 2022, served by the vessel Urd. A second vessel (Stena Gothica) will be added at the end of May.
Quick facts on E-Flexers:
- Will be deployed between Karlskrona in Sweden and Gdynia in Poland
- The first E-Flexer will commence operations in July and the second in November
- Lenght: 240 meters
- Capacity: 3.600 freight lane meters and 1.200 passengers each