Stena RoRo for Corsica Linea

Swedish based shipping company Stena RoRo, a wholly integrated division of Stena AB, has placed an order for a further RoPax-class E-Flexer vessel from the Chinese shipyard CMI Jinling (Weihai).

The new ordered RoPax vessel will be delivered in the first quarter of 2026 to Corsica Linea and will operate between Marseille and Corsica.

This is Stena RoRo’s thirteenth vessel in the E-Flexer series but the first to be delivered to the Mediterranean region.

The E-Flexer series is based on a concept with larger vessels than today’s standard RoPax ferries and is tailored to the customers’ needs, both commercially and technically.

With optimized design of the hull, propellers and rudders, the vessels’ engines are of the multi-fuel type and can run on LNG, conventional marine fuel (MGO), or biodiesel.

The vessels will be designed with the classification society notation “Battery power” which means that in the future the vessels will also be able to utilize batteries as a means of propulsion.

Pierre-Antoine Villanova, chief executive of CORSICA linea, said “The arrival of this new LNG vessel in the fleet is a strong signal that is in line with the ambitious course set for Corsica Linea the coming years: to become the most modern shipping company in the Mediterranean by 2030.”

“This new and highly efficient ship will be an important factor in our green transition and a part of our objective to reduce our CO2 emissions with 40 % by 2030.”

Per Westling, managing director of Stena RoRo, noted that “This ship is a further development of our previous RoPax concepts, where the focus on sustainability and future-proofing has been a top priority.”

He added that “Through the further development and optimization of the hull shape in combination with multi-fuel engines and battery hybrid technology, ordering new vessels will be the most important and powerful measure to reduce CO2 emissions from shipping in the future.”