Stena Line, a ferry and shipping line operator, and Mann Lines, a shipping, logistics and forwarding company, announced that they have entered into a new network cooperation agreement. The goal of the cooperation is to offer added value to the customers within the area of logistics services via the companies’ joint route network in the North Sea and Baltics. In addition Stena RoRo will charter the RoRo vessel STENA FORETELLER to Mann Lines.
Stena Line states that it is developing its offering within logistics services as well as geographically through this network partnership. Mann Lines offers a liner RoRo service between the ports of Harwich, UK; Cuxhaven, Germany; Tallinn, Estonia; Turku, Finland; and Bremerhaven, Germany. In addition Mann Lines offers a container service between Rotterdam and the Baltics. Mann Lines also offers services within inland distribution and other logistics.
“Mann Lines is a strong player within logistics and in business areas where we are not as strong. Areas which I here refer to are automotive, project loads and the high & heavy segment. Stena Line complements in other areas. From both Stena Line as well as Mann Lines we see that this cooperation will be beneficial for customers at both companies”, said Anders Peterson, Business Development Manager, Stena Line.
The cooperation between Stena Line and Mann Lines will be composed of three parts. Firstly a fixed space charter to Stena Line on Mann Lines’ ships. Secondly, Mann Lines will act as sales agent when it comes to Stena Line’s route network. Thirdly, Stena RoRo will charter the RoRo vessel STENA FORETELLER to Mann Lines. The STENA FORETELLER will enter her new service for Mann Lines in January 2015.
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