Internal restructuring
European Union
Location of affected unit(s)
Germany, other European countries
Transportation / Storage
Land, Water And Air Transportation
Water Transport
50.1 - Sea and coastal passenger water transport

400 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
15 May 2013
Employment effect (start)
15 May 2013
Foreseen end date
31 December 2013


On 15 May, Swedish ferry company Stena Line announced its plans to reduce its workforce by 400 staff by the end of 2013. The job cuts will be carried out across Europe, concerning around half of the company’s administrative staff as well as staff in ports, currently around 800 employees. While information on which company sites will be affected has yet to be published, 40 job cuts are likely to be carried out in Kiel, Germany.

According to the company, these job reduction measures have become necessary due to the current economic climate as well as tighter environmental standards to be implemented by 2015.

The company is one of the world’s largest ferry operators operating across nine European countries


  • 15 May 2013: Hamburger Abendblatt
  • 16 May 2013: Berliner Morgenpost
  • 16 May 2013: NDR


Eurofound (2013), Stena Line, Internal restructuring in European Union, factsheet number 75431, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/75431.