The Green List

Here are all the big little things we've done so far for a sustainable future

The Stena Line Green List

We are proud of the big little things that we have done on our journey towards a sustainable future. In fact, there are so many that they couldn't fit them all on one page.

Responsible Consumption

Responsible purchasing, annual waste reduction and increased recycling, here's just a few examples of our ongoing responsible consumption projects.
Our First Steps in Solar Energy

Holyhead Port in North Wales is Stena Line's largest port with more than 2,900 ships docking there each year. In 2016, we installed 768 solar panels at the terminal, garage and retail buildings. These panels generate 164,000 kWh of green energy annually.

Stopped using Plastic Bags

In 2015, we replaced the one million plastic bags used onboard annually for new bags made from 80 % recycled plastic. And more was soon to come…

Started using 100% Rainforest Alliance Certified Coffee

In 2015, the million cups of coffee served onboard annually, are all 100% certified by the Rainforest Alliance, which is fairer to nature and fairer to the producers.

Expermenting with Wind Turbines Onboard

In 2011, we installed two small wind turbines onboard Stena Jutlandica to create extra energy onboard. Through various tests we realised that the turbines were not suitable for the harsh conditions at sea and the project was cancelled. Even though this may not have been a great success, it was a good lesson to be learned.

The World's First Methonal Ferry

In 2015, we converted one of our largest vessels Stena Germanica into a dual-fuel ferry which can run on both methanol and diesel. The methanol emissions mainly consist of water vapor and carbon dioxide, the sulfur particles are reduced by 90% and nitrogen by 60% making it a much cleaner and environmentally friendly.

Battery Power Experimentation

At the beginning of 2018, we initiated a new battery power project on Stena Jutlandica on our Gothenburg to Frederikshavn route. The batteries will power the ship's thrusters which are used to maneuver the ship into the port. The next step is to have our main engines run on battery power when our ferries are at short inland distances when they are in the vicinity of ports. And who knows, maybe in the not too distant future, this is how our ferries are run.

Training Our Captain's in Eco-Sailing

Our captains and bridge officers are all educated in efficient sailing, comparable to eco-driving a car. We call it eco-sailing.

New Fuel Management Data System

Onboard, the Fuel Management System which is often referred to as FMS, consists of more than 50 onboard sensors and meters, providing detailed information on everything from vessel speed to ventilation-system electricity consumption. The data is then be analysed by our captains and engineers who continuously work on improving the results. Stena Vision, on our Karlskrona and Gdynia route, was the first of our vessels to get the upgrade in 2012.

Our 300E Energy-Saving Project Completed

Stena Line's Energy Saving Program (ESP) was originally launched in 2006, in-line with our goal to reduce fuel consumption by 2.5% annually. Eleven years on, after the main regulators on the Stena Scotia were replaced, project number 300 was completed, resulting in an expected annual fuel savings of 3% on sailings between the Netherlands and England!