P&O Stena Line

Past and Present – P&O Stena Line

P&O Stena Line was formed in 1998 following the merger of P&O European Ferries (Dover) Ltd and the short sea operations (Dover and Newhaven) of Stena Line. Ownership of the new company was 60/40 in favour of P&O with all shore and sea management performed by P&O. Voting rights between the two companies was however 50/50. In April 2002, P&O announced its intention to buy out the 40% stake in P&O Stena Line owned by Stena and this was completed by August 2002. P&O Stena Line then became part of the newly formed P&O Ferries.

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