Stena RoRo places order for 13th E-Flexer vessel from CMI Jinling

New ferry will operate for Corsica Linea on Marseille-Corsica route from early 2026

Stena RoRo places order for 13th E-Flexer vessel from CMI Jinling

Stena RoRo/Peter Mild

The 13th E-Flexer ferry will sail on Corsica Linea’s route between Marseille and Corsica

By Alex Smith |

Stena RoRo has placed an order for a 13th E-Flexer ferry from Chinese shipyard CMI Jinling, to be delivered to operator Corsica Linea in the first quarter of 2026.

The new ferry will operate on the route between Marseille and Corsica in France and will be the first E-Flexer vessel to be delivered to the Mediterranean.

“The arrival of this new LNG vessel in the fleet is a strong signal that is in line with the ambitious course set for Corsica Linea the coming years: to become the most modern shipping company in the Mediterranean by 2030,” said Pierre-Antoine Villanova, CEO of Corsica Linea. “This new and highly efficient ship will be an important factor in our green transition and a part of our objective to reduce our CO2 emissions with 40 per cent by 2030.”

Each ship in the E-Flexer series is customised to meet the requirements of Stena RoRo’s customers. The E-Flexer’s engines can run on LNG, conventional marine fuel or biodiesel, and the vessels are designed with the classification society notation ‘Battery Power’, indicating that the vessels will be able to use batteries as a means of propulsion in the future.

“This ship is a further development of our previous ro-pax concepts, where the focus on sustainability and future-proofing has been a top priority,” says Per Westling, managing director of Stena RoRo. “Through the further development and optimization of the hull shape in combination with multi-fuel engines and battery hybrid technology, ordering new vessels will be the most important and powerful measure to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from shipping in the future.”

Stena RoRo will now have six vessels under construction at CMI Jinling simultaneously, including two ‘New Max’ RoRo vessels. Nine E-Flexer vessels have already been delivered by the shipyard.

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