February 19th, 2019

Stena RoRo acquires RoPax vessel in Japan

Stena RoRo has purchased the ferry Yamato from the Japanese shipping company Hankyu Ferry. The vessel will be rebuilt at a shipyard in Europe and be fully adapted to European standards, after which it will be chartered out. This process will begin in spring 2020 and the ferry is estimated to be in traffic by the summer.

“This is a typical Stena RoRo project. Through adaptation and flexibility, we design and rebuild vessels to meet our customers’ specific requirements. It’s what we call Stenability”, comments Mikael Abrahamsson, Conversion and Project Manager for Stena RoRo.


“On the European market, demand is greater than availability for this type of vessel, which is why we have turned to the Asian market, primarily Japan”, concludes Per Westling, CEO Stena RoRo.

Build year 2003 / Rebuilt 2020 * LOA 195 m * Beam 26.4 m * Draft 6.85m * Speed 23.5 knots * Lane metres 2,350


Per Westling
CEO, Stena RoRo AB
Tel: +46 31 855154
+46 704 85 51 54

Mikael Abrahamsson
Conversion and Project Manager
Tel: +46 31 85 50 71
+46 704 85 50 71


Since 1977 Stena RoRo has led the development of new marine RoRo, freight and passenger concepts. Our products consist of specially-constructed and standard RoRo and RoPax vessels. The company leases around twenty vessels to operators around the world, both other Stena companies and third parties. Stena RoRo primarily specializes in using its technical competence for the design and conversion of existing vessels in order to be able to provide tailor-made transport solutions for its customers. We call this ‘Stenability’.