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Across the ferry operator's fleet of 34 ships in Europe, 24 of which serve within the SECA area, the total emission of sulphur has been reduced by 53%
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#CO2reduced - Strategic efforts to reduce its environmental footprint at Stena Line is well on course according to a recent company report. Last year the ferry operator cut emissions of sulphur by 53%. Stena AB’s Sustainability Report for 2015, which was…
A facebook petition has been formed to campaign to restore the Fleetwood-Douglas (Isle of Man) ferry service. The Isle of Man Steam Packet used to operate the service and pictured above is their former fastcraft Snaefell.
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#RouteCampaign - A campaign has been launched writes IOM Today to revive an Irish Sea ferry link between Fleetwood, Lancashire and the Isle of Man.  Fleetwood Weekly News has reported that a petition has been set up by Manx businessman…
BREXIT Debate... locations such as the Port of Holyhead are more so at the heart of the debate given their primary role as gateways for trade to and from Ireland
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#BREXITholyhead? - The United Kingdom's referendum on membership of the European Union is rapidly approaching, writes BBC News, but what does it mean for those places that find themselves at the centre of the debate - whether they want to…
ICG's recently acquired high-speed craft (HSC) Westpac Express has been onward delivered to Sealift LLC who has in turn chartered the fastferry to the US Navy's Military Sealift Command (MSC)
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#FerrytoUSnavy - Irish Continental Group (ICG) which acquired a fastferry for $13.25 million last month has taken delivery this week of the HSC (high-speed craft) Westpac Express from BALI Westpac 2006, LLC, writes Jehan Ashmore. The HSC has been onward delivered…
Side elevation of the proposed new cruise ferry commissioned by Irish Continental Group which is scheduled for delivery in May 2018 for operation on routes between Ireland, UK and France. The 50,000 tonnes vessel, which is being built in Germany at a contract price of €144 million, will accommodate 1,885 passengers and crew. It will have 435 cabins, 2,800 lane metres of freight vehicle space with room for 165 freight vehicles and an additional dedicated car deck with capacity for 300 passenger cars.
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#NewFerry- Irish Continental Group (ICG) has entered into an agreement, with German company Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesselschaft & Co.KG (FSG) to build a cruise ferry for ICG at a contract price of €144 million. Afloat adds that the proposed design of the…
Passage East Ferry – along with 28 vehicles, the ferry can carry up to130 passengers, connecting Waterford City with the Hook Peninsula in Wexford
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Passage East Ferry Company, one of Ireland’s most established domestic ferry services, has been purchased by the owners of Carlingford Ferries, it was announced today. The decision to sell came as founding shareholder, Derek Donnelly, announced his retirement from the…
Steam Packet unveil plans to invest £170m in two new vessels, port facilities and increased year-round passenger capacity.
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#FerryInvestment -The Isle of Man Steam Packet Company has set out its vision for the future of services that includes investment of £170m in new vessels, port facilities and increased year-round passenger capacity. Also as part of plans to improve…
The ferry operator moved to the new £80m terminal of Loch Ryan Port, Cairnryan in 2011
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#ValueContested - Stena Line is contesting the £1.25m rateable value set on its ferry port in Cairnryan, claiming it could compromise future site investment. BBC News writes that an appeal against the Assessor for Dumfries and Galloway will go to…
Tonight the Isle of Man Steam Packet's ropax Ben-my-Chree will sail to Holyhead, Anglesey for a berthing trial to see if the Welsh port can be a 'contingency' port
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#ContingencyPort - The Isle of Man Steam Packet reports IOMToday is to consider using Holyhead in Anglesey as a ‘contingency’ destination. This afternoon (yesterday) it was announced by the operator to conduct a berthing trial at the Welsh port to…
Technical problems of Irish Ferries Epsilon (chartered in) ropax have also forced cancellation of this weekend's Dublin-Cherbourg round-trip sailings
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#FurtherCancellations – In addition to Brittany Ferries cancelled sailings this weekend on the Cork-Roscoff route, further disruption to passengers heading to and from France has arised as Irish Ferries Dublin-Cherbourg sailings are also not in service. Technical problems of Brittany…
CalMac has welcomed Transport Scotland's decision to award it the Clyde and Hebrides Ferry Services (CHFS) contract for up to eight years.
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#TenderAward - One of Europe's leading transport operators, CalMac has welcomed Transport Scotland's decision to award it the Clyde and Hebrides Ferry Services (CHFS) contract for up to eight years. This sees the services remain in public hands through CalMac's…
Technical problems of Brittany Ferries flagship Pont-Aven have forced to the cancellation of this weekend's sailings between Cork and France.
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#CancelledSailings - Plans of thousands of holidaymakers have been thrown into disarray after technical problems forced the cancellation of this weekend’s sailings of Brittany Ferries flagship Pont-Aven vessel between Cork and France. The Irish Examiner writes that the French ferry…
Closure of the Dun Laoghaire-Holyhead Stena HSS operated route in 2014, means this year will be the second successive season without a summer service
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#FerryBut2017? – Restoration of the Dun Laoghaire-Holyhead ferry service this season faced a setback as facilities in the Irish harbour will not become available until at least 2017, writes Jehan Ashmore. In responding to questions from Afloat.ie as to the delay,…
Departing Holyhead the One World Karadeniz for Turkey last year. The former HSS Stena Explorer operated the Dun Laoghaire-Holyhead route until closure in 2014 is to be resold for a second time.
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#HSSforSale - Stena Line’s former Dun Laoghaire-Holyhead fast ferry, HSS Stena Explorer is up for sale again for around £4.5m - just months after it was sold as previously reported on Afloat.ie The Stena Explorer, once one of the world’s…
The disused Stena HSS fast-fery berth-linkspan at Dun Laoghaire and associated structures are to be dismantled and removed by barge
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#HSSberth – The disused Stena HSS berth at Dun Laoghaire Harbour is to be dismantled and removed in a process taking up to 10 weeks to complete, writes Jehan Ashmore. Planning permission was granted to Stena by Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County…
The Liverpool berth plan shows where the Isle of Man terminal at the Landing Stage and a proposal to relocate downriver to the Waterloo Dock (on left)
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#LiverpoolBerth - Before plans for a new landing berth in Liverpool for the Isle of Man ferries can go ahead, several questions must be answeered says TravelWatch. The IOM Today writes that the passenger watchdog held a public meeting last…

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