The investigation between the Port of Gothenburg, City of Gothenburg and Stena Line, is now complete and a new agreement will be negotiated between the relevant parties but we know from this that the co-location at Majnabbe is not a suitable option.
Therefore Stena Line will remain at Masthugget terminal, urban development work will commence at Majnabbe and Stena Line´s ferry operations bound for Germany will move to the outer parts of the port.
“ This is an acceptable solution to us, as the traffic bound for Denmark is more dependent on a location close to the city than the traffic bound for Germany. Our vision is to make the terminal at Masthugget an integrated part of the new city being built around the Masthugget pier. We want the terminal to become a hub where the city, the water and people can meet,” says Carl-Johan Hagman, CEO at Stena Line.
“We are in ongoing discussions regarding different alternatives with the intention to relocate within 12-18 months and by leaving Majnabbe earlier than planned we can play our part in that the city can commence developing a very attractive and centrally located area, with the potential of building several thousand apartments, which are needed. Stena Fastigheter is ready to start planning work to with the city of Gothenburg for this area. Stena Fastigheter is also ready to take on the responsibility for building 1 000 apartments until 2021,” says Carl-Johan Hagman.
“We want to become the world´s most sustainable ferry transportation company and we are already in the lead in a number of the technical developments coming from Gothenburg. During 2015 Stena Germanica was the first vessel to run on methanol, which reduces the release of sulphur and particles with 90% and NOx with 60%, once fully implemented. That makes Stena Germanica one of the cleanest ships in the world. In 2016 our intention is to try and use bio-methanol, which could over time make the ship fossil free. Within a year we will convert the thrusters on Stena Jutlandica, trafficking Gothenburg – Fredrikshavn, to battery power. We have also invested in land based power and district heating to eliminate the emissions at berth. We want the City of Gothenburg to be proud that we at Stena Line, in the middle of the city, have world leading environmental technology enabling ferry operations to be a natural part of the future, sustainable and mixed city,” says Carl-Johan Hagman.
Stena is exhibiting at Multimodal on stand 748