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Friday, March 20, 2020 

Due to travel restrictions imposed by several countries, Stena Line says it has, like many other companies, seen a drastic decline in travel bookings.

The effect has been the worst in Scandinavia and on 14 March, Stena Line stopped operating the Oslo - Frederikshavn route until further notice. Now, the decision has been made to permanently close the route after more than 40 years of operation. This means Stena Line will close its office in Oslo which will affect 30 shore-based employees. The vessel Stena Saga is currently in lay up in Gothenburg.

”This is a tough decision to make, but we are experiencing tough times in general as a company. The Oslo-Frederikshavn route is totally dependent on its passenger service and summer peak season. We estimate that we due to the Coronavirus won´t have a peak season this year and we simply can´t afford to wait and hope until next year”, said Niclas Mårtensson, CEO Stena Line.

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