Expanding our Baltic Sea operations with modern RoPax vessels on our routes from Latvia to Sweden and Germany
The latest addition to our Baltic Sea fleet, the 186 metre long vessel Stena Livia will initially join the sister vessel Stena Flavia on our Nynäshamn-Ventspils route from mid-April, replacing the chartered vessel Scottish Viking.
Later this year the two vessels will replace the existing tonnage on our route Travemünde-Liepaja, adding 40% freight capacity, shorten the crossing time substantially from 27 to 20 hours and enable a reliable transport service with a fixed timetable with 12 weekly departures, six in each direction. The two large and modern RoPax vessels Stena Scandica and Stena Baltica will subsequently take over and start operating on our Nynäshamn-Ventspils route.
The routes, Nynäshamn-Ventspils and Travemünde-Liepaja, was acquired in 2012, and are today an important part of the European logistics network, connecting the Baltics, Russia and CIS countries with Germany and Sweden as well as the rest of Europe.
We have seen an increase in demand from our customers across the Baltic Sea region and we are now strengthening our position and customer offer further with new modern vessels and more capacity on both our routes to and from Latvia during 2021.
Short Ship facts
Stena Livia (former Étretat, Norman Voyager)
The name Livia connects with Stena Lines Scandinavian heritage and the vessels Italian heritage. “Liv” means shelter or protection in Old Norse and “Livia” means envy, from Latin “lividus”.
- Built: 2008 at Cantieri Navale Visentini, Italy
- Length: 186 m
- Width: 25,6 m
- Draught: 6,8 m
- Speed: 23,5 knots
- Freight capacity: 2,250 lane meters (115 trailers)
- Car capacity: 200
- Passenger capacity: 750
- Cabins: 103 (428 berths) + 51 reclining seats
- Onboard facilities: Shop, restaurant, bar, cinema, playground