Stena RoRo has purchased the ferry YAMATO from the Japanese shipping company Hankyu Ferry. The vessel will be rebuilt at a shipyard in Europe and be fully adapted to European standards, after which it will be chartered out. This process will begin in spring 2020 and the ferry is estimated to be in traffic by the summer.
“On the European market, demand is greater than availability for this type of vessel, which is why we have turned to the Asian market, primarily Japan”, says Per Westling, CEO Stena RoRo.
Facts: Length 195m, Speed 23.5 knots, Lane metres 2,350, Build year 2003