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Re: Stena Line fleet movements
« Reply #2400 on: September 04, 2018, 10:10:17 PM »
Quite a few changes in the Stena Line / RoRo fleet in recent weeks.

On the North channel the Stena Scotia and Stena Forerunner have replaced the Seatruck twins

https://www.niferry.co.uk/stena-performer-re-emerges-from-dry-dock-as-seatruck-performance/

https://www.niferry.co.uk/stena-line-heysham-birkenhead-update/

https://www.niferry.co.uk/stena-forerunner-in-belfast-first-time/

On the RoRo side they have sold two of their freighters which must have been very annoying for the Stena
Line North Sea operation which has two of its vessels switch to the North channel, could have been handy to use these to cover on the North Sea

https://www.niferry.co.uk/stena-confirm-the-sale-of-stena-carrier-and-stena-freighter-to-unknown-buyers/

Stena Carrier is going to Baja ferries in Mexico and spent a few weeks in Dun Laoghaire earlier this year.

And in Sweden the new Stena Vinga is in drydock being transformed from the Hammerode to Stena Vinga and repainted in Stena Livery and joining the Danica and Jutlandica in Gothenburg.







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Re: Stena Line fleet movements
« Reply #2401 on: September 05, 2018, 02:56:48 PM »
Quite a few changes in the Stena Line / RoRo fleet in recent weeks.

On the North channel the Stena Scotia and Stena Forerunner have replaced the Seatruck twins

https://www.niferry.co.uk/stena-performer-re-emerges-from-dry-dock-as-seatruck-performance/

https://www.niferry.co.uk/stena-line-heysham-birkenhead-update/

https://www.niferry.co.uk/stena-forerunner-in-belfast-first-time/

Re the Harwich-Europort service, is this a reflection of declining volumes?  As I understand it, that's why the Carrier and the Freighter were replaced by the Cobelfret twins.   The Harwich-Hook route giants seem to be swallowing most of it.

Incidentally, I assume that Hollandica/Britannica have more lane metres than even the forthcoming stretched E-Flexer?

Matt

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On the RoRo side they have sold two of their freighters which must have been very annoying for the Stena
Line North Sea operation which has two of its vessels switch to the North channel, could have been handy to use these to cover on the North Sea

https://www.niferry.co.uk/stena-confirm-the-sale-of-stena-carrier-and-stena-freighter-to-unknown-buyers/

Stena Carrier is going to Baja ferries in Mexico and spent a few weeks in Dun Laoghaire earlier this year.

And in Sweden the new Stena Vinga is in drydock being transformed from the Hammerode to Stena Vinga and repainted in Stena Livery and joining the Danica and Jutlandica in Gothenburg.

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Re: Stena Line fleet movements
« Reply #2402 on: September 05, 2018, 10:14:54 PM »
In relation to the North Sea twins they have 5,500 lane metres while the EFlexer + will have 3,600, so still a massive difference in size.

In relation to the North channel, the Forerunner is expected to go back to the North Sea in January and I would expect the next of the sister vessels in the Stena RoRo fleet to come off charter to replace it.

They can carry huge volumes of freight and next year, this may be very important, time to get ready and have capacity available.

Great E Flexer article here

https://www.niferry.co.uk/stena-e-flexer-overview/

(Thanks to all involved in niferry site, great resource to have available)
« Last Edit: September 05, 2018, 10:26:00 PM by giftgrub »

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Re: Stena Line fleet movements
« Reply #2403 on: September 07, 2018, 05:58:26 PM »
In relation to the North Sea twins they have 5,500 lane metres while the EFlexer + will have 3,600, so still a massive difference in size.

In relation to the North channel, the Forerunner is expected to go back to the North Sea in January and I would expect the next of the sister vessels in the Stena RoRo fleet to come off charter to replace it.

They can carry huge volumes of freight and next year, this may be very important, time to get ready and have capacity available.

Great E Flexer article here

https://www.niferry.co.uk/stena-e-flexer-overview/

Thank you as always.  I had a feeling there was a big difference in lane metres, but couldn't recall prescisely. 

Matt

(Thanks to all involved in niferry site, great resource to have available)

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Re: Stena Line fleet movements
« Reply #2404 on: September 09, 2018, 04:43:17 PM »
SFX carrying out berthing trials on berth 49 in Dublin this afternoon?

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Re: Stena Line fleet movements
« Reply #2405 on: September 23, 2018, 08:00:52 PM »
SFX carrying out berthing trials on berth 49 in Dublin this afternoon?
She did.
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Re: Stena Line fleet movements
« Reply #2406 on: September 23, 2018, 08:14:12 PM »
In relation to the North Sea twins they have 5,500 lane metres while the EFlexer + will have 3,600, so still a massive difference in size.

In relation to the North channel, the Forerunner is expected to go back to the North Sea in January and I would expect the next of the sister vessels in the Stena RoRo fleet to come off charter to replace it.

They can carry huge volumes of freight and next year, this may be very important, time to get ready and have capacity available.

Great E Flexer article here

https://www.niferry.co.uk/stena-e-flexer-overview/

(Thanks to all involved in niferry site, great resource to have available)

Thanks for your kind comments GG.  Hopefully I (and of course the contributors) can continue to provide a useful resource.  (I've been unable to login here for some time but finally achieved it this evening)

STENA VINGA is now in service (and looking much nicer in Stena livery) and has released STENA GOTHICA to replace STENA NORDICA on Travemünde-Liepaja
STENA NORDICA will be returning to the Karlskrona - Gdynia route again next month as an additional vessel (HUGE growth on that route)
STENA FREIGHTER has been sold to Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin and will transport rocket components!

« Last Edit: September 23, 2018, 08:17:24 PM by Steven »
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Re: Stena Line fleet movements
« Reply #2407 on: September 26, 2018, 05:31:25 PM »
In relation to the North Sea twins they have 5,500 lane metres while the EFlexer + will have 3,600, so still a massive difference in size.

In relation to the North channel, the Forerunner is expected to go back to the North Sea in January and I would expect the next of the sister vessels in the Stena RoRo fleet to come off charter to replace it.

They can carry huge volumes of freight and next year, this may be very important, time to get ready and have capacity available.

Great E Flexer article here

https://www.niferry.co.uk/stena-e-flexer-overview/

(Thanks to all involved in niferry site, great resource to have available)

Thanks for your kind comments GG.  Hopefully I (and of course the contributors) can continue to provide a useful resource.  (I've been unable to login here for some time but finally achieved it this evening)

STENA VINGA is now in service (and looking much nicer in Stena livery) and has released STENA GOTHICA to replace STENA NORDICA on Travemünde-Liepaja
STENA NORDICA will be returning to the Karlskrona - Gdynia route again next month as an additional vessel (HUGE growth on that route)
STENA FREIGHTER has been sold to Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin and will transport rocket components!

Thanks Steven,

Re Karlskrona-Gydnia, do you think that the stretched E-Flexers might be destined there?

Matt

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Re: Stena Line fleet movements
« Reply #2408 on: September 26, 2018, 10:18:22 PM »
The E-Flexer+ are practically designed for the Poland Sweden services, replace four Ferries with two.


Stena Vinga seems to be settling down to service on Gothenburg Fredrickshaven although there were big delays as it does not have a bow ramp on first few crossings.

Images

http://teienforumbilder.blogspot.com/2018/09/blog-post.html

Wonder if we will see Stena Vinga on Irish Sea providing cover during refit period ?





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Re: Stena Line fleet movements
« Reply #2409 on: October 11, 2018, 11:13:32 PM »
In relation to the North Sea twins they have 5,500 lane metres while the EFlexer + will have 3,600, so still a massive difference in size.

In relation to the North channel, the Forerunner is expected to go back to the North Sea in January and I would expect the next of the sister vessels in the Stena RoRo fleet to come off charter to replace it.

They can carry huge volumes of freight and next year, this may be very important, time to get ready and have capacity available.

Great E Flexer article here

https://www.niferry.co.uk/stena-e-flexer-overview/

(Thanks to all involved in niferry site, great resource to have available)

Thanks for your kind comments GG.  Hopefully I (and of course the contributors) can continue to provide a useful resource.  (I've been unable to login here for some time but finally achieved it this evening)

STENA VINGA is now in service (and looking much nicer in Stena livery) and has released STENA GOTHICA to replace STENA NORDICA on Travemünde-Liepaja
STENA NORDICA will be returning to the Karlskrona - Gdynia route again next month as an additional vessel (HUGE growth on that route)
STENA FREIGHTER has been sold to Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin and will transport rocket components!

Thanks Steven,

Re Karlskrona-Gydnia, do you think that the stretched E-Flexers might be destined there?

Matt
Totally possible.  Chances are Stena haven’t even 100% decided yet though.  Volumes on that route seem to only be going one way, and running 4 vessels just to meet demand can’t be that efficient.

The E-Flexer+ are practically designed for the Poland Sweden services, replace four Ferries with two.


Stena Vinga seems to be settling down to service on Gothenburg Fredrickshaven although there were big delays as it does not have a bow ramp on first few crossings.

Images

http://teienforumbilder.blogspot.com/2018/09/blog-post.html

Wonder if we will see Stena Vinga on Irish Sea providing cover during refit period ?

With how traffic is growing I wouldn’t be surprised if one of the current vessels stayed on IF the two larger E-Flexers go there anyway. 

I’d rule STENA VINGA out as refit relief on the Irish Sea because of her stern-only loading capability and freight capacity.  Given how successful she has been in the past Nordica would be my bet to be honest - she can literally cover every route in the Irish Sea network (except Heysham of course) if required. 

There’s also E-Flexer number 1 to hopefully turn up at some stage as well of course.  It could be an interesting year for Stena Line Irish Sea with the odd surprise as well.
« Last Edit: October 11, 2018, 11:15:12 PM by Steven »
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