The Green List

All the big little things we have achieved

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Here at Stena Line, we are very proud of the big little things that we've done on our journey to a sustainable future. As a matter of fact, there are so many, we couldn't fit them all onto one page.

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100% Rainforest Alliance Certified Coffee Onboard

Since 2015, the 1,000,000 cups of coffee served in our cafes, bars and restaurants onboard annually, are 100% certified by the Rainforest Alliance, which is fairer to nature and the producers.

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Solar Energy First Steps

We've installed 768 solar panels at our terminal, garage and retail buildings in Holyhead Port, North Wales which is one of Stena Line's busiest ports with over 2,900 ships docking there annually (figures obtained in 2016), The solar panels generate 164,000 kWh of green energy on a yearly basis.

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No more Plastic Bags onboard

In 2015, one million plastic bags used annually onboard in our retail outlets were replaced with new bags made from 80 % recycled plastic with more was soon come in the coming years.

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Energy with Wind Turbines

In 2011, two small wind turbines were installed Stena Jutlandica to create extra energy through various tests we soon realised that turbines were not suitable for the harsh sea conditions and the project was cancelled. It may not have been a great success but it was a good lesson to have learned.

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The World's First Methonal Ferry

In 2015, Stena Germanica was converted into a dual-fuel ferry which runs on both methanol and diesel. The methanol emissions mainly consist of water vapor and carbon dioxide, while the sulfur particles are reduced by whopping 90% and nitrogen by 60% making it a much cleaner and environmentally friendly, so much better for the planet.

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Experimentation with Battery Power

In early 2018, we initiated a new battery power project on Stena Jutlandica on our Gothenburg to Frederikshavn route. Batteries power the ship's thrusters which are used to maneuver the ship into and out of the port. The next step would be to power the main engines on battery power also when ferries are close to shore and when they are in the vicinity of ports. And who knows, maybe batteries will power our ferries fully in the not too distant future.

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Eco Sailing Training

All of our captains and bridge officers are trained in efficient sailing, comparable to eco-driving a car. We call it eco-sailing.

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Fuel Management Data System

The Fuel Management System onboard, often referred to as FMS, consists of more than 50 sensors and meters, providing detailed information on the vessel speed, ventilation-system and electricity consumption. The data is then be analysed by our captains and engineers who continuously work on improving the results. Stena Vision, on the Karlskrona to Gdynia route, was the first of our vessels to get the upgrade in 2012.

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300E Energy-Saving Project Completed

The Energy Saving Program (ESP) was originally launched in 2006, in-line with our goal to reduce fuel consumption by 2.5% annually. All these years on, after the main regulators on the Stena Scotia were replaced, project number 300 was completed, resulting in an expected annual fuel savings of 3% on sailings between the Netherlands and the UK.