3 July, 2015

Stena RoRo charters three vessels on a long-term basis

Stena RoRo has reached an agreement with the Finnish shipping company Godby Shipping to long-term charter their three RoRo vessels Misida, Misana and Miranda. The configuration of the vessels is very flexible and they can thus be employed in both the Stena RoRo and the Stena Line networks.


Per Westling, MD, Stena RoRo, Dan Mikkola, MD, Godby Shipping and
Olof Berndtsson, DMD, Stena RoRo, after signing ceremony during Stena Match Cup Sweden.
Photo: Victoria Edström

Misida. Photo: Pär-Henrik Sjöström

Three easy accessible RoRo decks enable fast turnaround in port and this, combined with their high service speed, satisfies the demand for punctual high-frequency service.

“We are very satisfied with the agreement, which we believe is clearly in tune with the times in relation to the market situation. We note that growth in our niche is good and we are optimistic about the future”, says Per Westling, Managing Director, Stena RoRo.

The fixtures are the first to be based on the Bimco ROPAXTIME charter-party, which was launched at the end of June and specifically developed for the RoRo/RoPax industry.

”The contract negotiations have been very much facilitated by using the recently launched standard contract and consequently saved us a lot of time”, says Dan Mikkola, Managing Director, Godby Shipping.

Misida, Misana and Miranda were built at the German shipyard J.J. Sietas KG Schiffswerft GmbH in 2007 and will complement the Stena fleet of more than 50 RoRo/RoPax vessels.

Technical data:

Length 165,75 m; Beam 23,40 m; Service speed 20 knots, Roro Capacity 2150 lane meters, DWT 11,407 tons


For more information, please contact:

Per Westling, Managing Director, Stena RoRo AB
Tel: +46 31 855154, +46704-855154
E-mail:
per.westling@stena.com

Dan Mikkola, Managing Director, Godby Shipping AB
Mobile: +358 50 5244123
E-mail:
dan.mikkola@godbyshipping.fi

Stena RoRo
is one of the leading innovators of the roll on/roll off cargo and passenger concepts. Our products include vessels such as RoRos and RoPaxes.​ ​The company charters out a number of vessels to first-class operators all over the world and the clients are found both within and outside of the Stena Sphere. Stena RoRo are highly skilled and experienced in designing and converting vessels, combined with a unique knowledge of the market, to create tailor-made solutions for their demanding customers. This is called Stenability. www.stenaroro.com

Godby Shipping
is a privately owned shipping company established 1973. Our aim is to offer high class tailor made sea transportation for the forest industry and liner operators. We operate a modern and competitive fleet under Finnish flag. www.godbyshipping.fi