Stena Line closes the Oslo-Frederikshavn route permanently
Stena Line, like many other companies in the travel industry, has seen a dramatic decrease in travel bookings due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) and travel restrictions imposed by several countries.
The impact was the worst in Scandinavia and Stena Line stopped operating the Oslo-Frederikshavn route until further notice on Saturday, March 14. The decision was taken today, Thursday 19 March to permanently close the route after more than 40 years of service.
The decision means that Stena Line will close its Oslo office which will affect 30 staff on the shore.
”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”, says Niclas Mårtensson, CEO Stena Line.
Maritime Business World