Stena takes over Baltic ferry routes
Stena Line has taken over operations on five ferry routes in the Baltic region from the Scandlines ferry company, as part of its efforts to expand into developing markets.
The routes involved are used by both freight and passenger services, and serve such prominent Baltic ports as Rostock, Trelleborg and Ventspils.
Some were previously operated jointly between Scandlines and Stena, but all 300 of Scandlines' former employees who worked on the routes have been offered a transfer to the new operator.
Lloydsloadinglist.com reports that the deal is subject to approval from German competition authorities.
Stena Line CEO, Gunnar Blomdahl, said:“Through the acquisition of the routes from Germany and Sweden to the Baltic states, we are increasing our presence in the southern Baltic region and expanding our offering for both freight and passengers.”
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