Stena Line is one of the world's largest ferry operators with about 40 vessels and 23 routes in northern Europe. The head office is in Gothenburg, where the ferries are a very familiar sight as they are moored at the inner harbours. The central location is appreciated by the almost 1.5 million passengers who travel to or from Gothenburg each year using Stena Line. The combined passenger and freight ferries operate regularly on two routes – one to Frederikshavn in Denmark and one to Kiel in Germany. All ferries shut down their engines when they are berthed in Gothenburg and use environmentally labelled Onshore Power Supply .
Major world-leading ferry company
Stena Line began operating 50 years ago – in 1962 – and is an international transport and travel service company with the most comprehensive network of routes in Europe. The Group also includes the Swedish companies Scandlines AB and Sembo.
The Group, which has its head office in Gothenburg, has a turnover of approximately SEK 11 billion and has:
- 23 routes in Scandinavia and around the United Kingdom.
- A route network that links around 30 ports in ten countries (Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Germany, Poland, France, Latvia, the Netherlands, United Kingdom and Ireland).
- About 40 vessels, ranging from high-speed ferries to pure freight vessels.
- 5,600 employees.
Stena Line in Gothenburg
There are two routes from Gothenburg:
During the peak season, May-August, there are up to six departures each day and during the low season there are four departures each day.
One departure each day. The ferries that sail on the route to Germany are Stena Germanica and Stena Scandinavica and they were commissioned in 2010. They are among the largest ferries in the world. Each vessel is 240 m long and has a load capacity of 4,100 metres.
Both passengers and freight
Almost all routes take both passengers and cars as well as freight. Each year the Group transports about 15 million passengers, 3 million vehicles and 2 million trucks.
The most common types of goods to be shipped by the Group are: paper, food (vegetables and fruit), wood, furniture, steel, flowers, plastics and plastic products, machinery, electrical equipment and car components.
Read more about Stena Lines terminals.
Last changed 03/20/2014