Stena RoRo has reached an agreement with the Finnish shipping company Godby Shipping to long-term charter their three RoRo vessels Misida, Misana and Miranda. The configuration of the vessels is very flexible and they can thus be employed in both the Stena RoRo and the Stena Line networks.
Three easy accessible RoRo decks enable fast turnaround in port and this, combined with their high service speed, satisfies the demand for punctual high-frequency service.
“We are very satisfied with the agreement, which we believe is clearly in tune with the times in relation to the market situation. We note that growth in our niche is good and we are optimistic about the future”, says Per Westling, Managing Director, Stena RoRo.
The fixtures are the first to be based on the Bimco ROPAXTIME charter-party, which was launched at the end of June and specifically developed for the RoRo/RoPax industry.
”The contract negotiations have been very much facilitated by using the recently launched standard contract and consequently saved us a lot of time”, says Dan Mikkola, Managing Director, Godby Shipping.
Misida, Misana and Miranda were built at the German shipyard J.J. Sietas KG Schiffswerft GmbH in 2007 and will complement the Stena fleet of more than 50 RoRo/RoPax vessels.