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STENA OLYMPICA At delivery in 1972

A Yugoslavian-built ferry with an Olympic aura and Scandinavian design

2017-12-05 | Onboard | No comments

Stena Olympica was built in Yugoslavia and delivered in the same year as the summer Olympics in Munich in 1972. The interior design was clearly influenced by the decade she was delivered in, as well as by her Scandinavian heritage. Read about her 40 year long history below. Ship Facts Delivered ...

Alan Junger together with Sten A. Olsson

Alan Junger, the first captain on Stena Germanica

2017-05-01 | Onboard | No comments

Last week we celebrated 50 years on our route between Gothenburg and Kiel. To help us celebrate we invited Captain Alan Junger along. He was the first to steer Stena Germanica towards Kiel. Yesterday Captain Alan Junger boarded “his” ferry again and travelled to Kiel along with our CEO Niclas Mårtensson, some dignitaries from...

Between the years of 1970-1971

2017-03-10 | Onboard | No comments

In the years 1964-1969, through a grand development program, Stena evolves from being a passenger shipping company focused on shopping trips, into Sweden’s leading ferry operator. In 1970, they employ four ships on three different lines. Operations are carried out with Sweden’s two largest cities, Stockholm and Gothenburg, as bases. In the years 1970-71, the…

Dan Sten Olsson på Valö

An incredible Olsson turns 70!

2017-02-03 | Onboard | 6 Comments

It all started at the kitchen table when Dan Sten Olsson was only 15 years old, the journey with Stena Line. Today our main owner, Chairman of the Board and CEO of Stena AB celebrates his 70th birthday. There have been many eventful and exciting years that we would like to share with you here…

The year 1966

2016-10-27 | Onboard | No comments

In the year 1966, the expansion of the Stena Line ferries is intended to continue. When the new ferry to Germany is delayed, the year becomes instead a period of consolidation of what has been achieved thus far. There are also clouds on the horizon, and prospects for the future are changing. In 1967, a…

Stena Carrier

2016-10-27 | Onboard | No comments

In the late 1960s, shipping is moving at a rapid pace into a new phase with the aggregation of smaller cargo items into larger units – on long-distance journeys into containers and shorter distances on trailers. Container ships and cargo ferries for rolling goods are becoming more common. Stena orders a cargo ferry in 1969,…

The year 1965

2016-10-27 | Onboard | 3 Comments

This is a really eventful year in the company’s history. It begins however with the decision to liquidate one of the passenger vessel routes from Gothenburg. The traffic between Gothenburg and Sandefjord had in 1964 been exciting news for Gothenburg as well as for Norwegian travellers. The politicians, however, did not look kindly upon “the…

The German WAPPEN

2016-10-27 | Onboard | No comments

Vessel specifications Delivered the 24th of May 1962 from Blohm&Voss, Hamburg, Germany. Length: 104,02 m Width:  15,12 m Gross Tonnage: 3819 Passengers: 1700 Cabins: 21 Lorries: – Cars: – History We’d like to present the German vessel WAPPEN in connexion to the year 1965, even though Stena bought her in Kiel as early as 1964 via…

The year 1964

2016-10-27 | Onboard | No comments

It is often said that the relative stability of the 1950s ended in 1964. England replaced the United States as a cultural role model for the rest of Europe. Behind the change was the breakthrough of the British pop culture with The Beatles as their main representatives. At the same time, the United States escalated…

The Pioneer SKAGEN I

2016-10-27 | Onboard | No comments

Let us introduce you to  our second ferry, Skagen I. It’s time for another historical post with shipping facts and background history. Happy reading! Shipping Facts Delivered April 1, 1914 from Burmeister & Wain in Copenhagen Rebuilt and extended in 1936 at Finnboda tier in Stockholm. The details below are after the extension: Length: 71.1m Breadth:…

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