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World Maritime Day | Shipping: Indispensable to the World

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Today, World Maritime Day is celebrated all over the world.  For 2016, the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) has chosen the theme; “Shipping: indispensable to the world”.  We couldn’t agree more considering that Stena’s fleet alone travels 270 times around the world, every year.


Stena Line’s extensive route network in Northern Europe carries around 30,000 kilometers of trucks every year.  That equates to more than 3 times the distance between London and Shanghai!  We supply grocery stores and supermarkets with fresh food and flowers, manufacturing companies with processing materials and construction sites with building materials.


Here’s a great example of how we contribute; In Sweden, the Christmas celebrations are partly dependent on shipping as 1.2 million Christmas trees are shipped from Denmark to the Swedish shores on Stena Lines vessels every festive season.


Did you know that, according to United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), 80 percent of global trade by volume is carried at sea?  This means that without shipping, global trade would probably not be possible.


Since 1939, when our company was founded, we’ve grown to be a truly global company.  Come join us on our journey, watch our short film to get a feeling for who WE ARE.