The two modern RoPax vessels have been operating on our Irish Sea route between Belfast and Liverpool for the last 10 years with the names Stena Lagan and Stena Mersey. Before they start operating on their new route in the Baltic Sea the two vessels will be modernised and lengthened by our sister company Stena RoRo, as well as they receive new names.
The first of the two vessels, Stena Scandica is planned to start operating on the Nynäshamn-Ventspils route during the first quarter of 2021. The second vessel, Stena Baltica, will be modernised and lengthened during the spring and is planned to rejoin the fleet and start sailing on the Baltic Sea before the summer.
The two vessels will be lengthened with a 36 metres mid-section and after the conversion they will have a 2,875 freight lane meters plus the additional car deck; adding another 30 per cent freight capacity on the route. To increase the loading efficiency they will also be modified with drive through capabilities in two levels. The vessels will also be fitted with hybrid scrubbers.
New vessels on Liepaja-Travemünde in 2021
The existing vessels on our Liepaja-Travemünde route, Stena Gothica and Urd, will be replaced with modern RoPax ferries during 2021. The new vessels will increase the lane metre freight capacity on the route by 40 % and shorten the crossing time from 27 to 20 hours. The new vessels have not yet been named.