Stena RoRo to revamp a Japanese ferry

The Swedish shipping line has bought the 2003-built ro-pax Yamato from Hankyu Ferry in order to remake it and put on the European charter market.

The revamping is to take place in a European shipyard and is scheduled to be completed by spring of 2020.

At present, Yamato is 195 m-long and offers 2,350 lane metres of cargo capacity.

"This is a typical Stena RoRo project. We'll redesign and remake the ship so that through the adjustment and flexibility the specific needs of the customers will be met. We call it Stenability," Mikael Abrahamsson, Conversion and Project Manager, Stena RoRo, commented.

Per Westling, CEO, Stena RoRo, added, "The demand in the European market for such a kind of a ship is higher than the supply and that's the reason why we have probed the market as far as Asia and especially Japan."

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