Stena Nautica will provide two daily departures on the Grenaa to Halmstad route (Image: Stena Line)
Stena Line has opened a new ferry route between Grenaa in Denmark and Halmstad in Sweden, marking the occasion with inauguration ceremonies in both ports on 1 February.
Celebrations kicked off in Grenaa with Denmark’s transport minister, Benny Engelbrecht, joining passengers on the first crossing to Halmstad, which took four hours and 35 minutes onboard the 900-passenger ferry Stena Nautica.
Around 8,000 people welcomed Stena Nautica when she arrived in Halmstad, including Dan Sten Olsson, owner and CEO of Stena; Tomas Eneroth, infrastructure minister of Sweden; and Lena Sommestad, governor of Halland. Attendees watched as Olsson conducted the official inauguration ceremony and then boarded the ferry to enjoy various entertainment throughout the day.
Stena Nautica will provide two sailings between Greanaa and Halmstad per day. Stena Line aims to double both the passenger and freight volumes on the route within the next five years.
“This new route strengthens the connections between our two countries and from a freight perspective, we believe there is a lot of potential to carry more trailers from Denmark to Sweden,” said Tony Michelsen, group head of travel at Stena Line. “Between both destinations on either side of the Kattegat, we will create a great travel experience for our passengers now and for years to come.”
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