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Stena pulls out, but Condor Ferries and DFDS are bidding for the UK-Channel Islands contract. Above: Stena Vinga (foreground) during relief role at Rosslare in 2020 is a near sister of Commodore Clipper, operated by Condor, which aside from running UK-CI routes, has since April, as AFLOAT reported, been on charter to Brittany Ferries to boost capacity between Rosslare-Cherbourg, from where the ropax connects the French port to Portsmouth to link Guernsey and Jersey. Also above, Stena Europe (arriving) but now serving north Africa, and Stena Horizon (berthed), along with Stena Vision, connect Cherbourg.
The Gothenburg, Sweden-based ferry company, Stena Line has pulled out of the race to run services between the UK mainland and the Channel Islands. The ferry operator, which has a route network across northern Europe stretching from the Baltic Sea…
North Channel twins Stena Superfast VII (pictured on Loch Ryan) and Stena Superfast VIII will be retrofitted with methanol propulsion, which will see the Belfast-Cairnryan pair after the conversion project transferred to LR class.
Following the successful methanol conversion of the Scandinavian cruise ferry Stena Germanica in 2015, Lloyd’s Register (LR) and Stena Line will work in partnership on a project to retrofit two North Channel fast ro-ro vessels with methanol propulsion. According to…
Irish Sea: Effective June 1, 2024, Stena Line will revert to a two-region structure to reflect its growing business needs. Paul Grant will assume responsibility for the newly established Irish Sea North region, overseeing operations from Belfast. Johan Edelman (above) will take up the role of Trade Director for the Irish Sea South region covering Dublin and Rosslare.
Stena Line, the Swedish-owned operator, has announced a strategic review of its Irish Sea management team, which will see the region divided into two and the introduction of trade area directors. The new management structure is aimed at further enhancing…
Stena Ro Ro is to increase cargo capacity by 30% for the 2002-built freight twins, Stena Foreteller and Stena Forerunner. The vessels (Afloat add of the 4Runner class) after conversion will be ready to meet future efficiency requirements when the works are due to be completed in 2025. A half-sister Stena Carrier made a call to Dun Laoghaire Harbour in 2018 to undergo ‘survey work’.
On behalf of Swedish ferry operator Stena Line, Stena RoRo has signed a conversion contract with China Merchants Jinling (Weihai) Shipyard for the installation of an additional cargo deck on board the Stena Foreteller and a twin, Stena Forerunner. The…
Stena Line has appointed Dennis Tetzlaff as the new Chief Operating Officer Fleet
As of today (1 May), Dennis Tetzlaff is Stena Line’s new Chief Operating Officer Fleet, and he joins the group management team. Dennis Tetzlaff enters his new role with a wealth of experience, having worked in various professions within the…
Another unfolding chapter as Stena Europe is underway, having departed Falmouth, UK, yesterday bound for Spain. The long-serving Rosslare-Fishguard ferry (above its reception desk as seen last month) is to embark on a new career with Africa Morocco Link (AML), as Afloat previously speculated, operating from Algeciras, which is on the Bay of Algeciras/Gibraltar, facing opposite the UK overseas territory.
Stena Europe, which left the Rosslare-Fishguard route recently, with ropax Stena Nordica resuming service, is to return to the Strait of Gibraltar, where it had been on charter last year, writes Jehan Ashmore. The Stena Europe, built in 1981, after…
Stena Line is hosting a Women’s Port Taster Day (9 May) in Belfast Harbour to encourage more women to pursue a career in Port Operations. Women make up just 2% of seafarers and 12% of core roles in ports globally.
Ferry operator Stena Line is reaching out to women in Northern Ireland to attend a taster day at the company’s terminal in Belfast Harbour to encourage them to pursue a career as a Port Service Operative. With women making up…
MV Bore Song began its charter to Stena Line on the Dublin-Liverpool (Birkenhead) route, the Ireland-UK link that the company opened two months ago today. The 195-metre ro-ro vessel is seen berthed at the 12 Quays Terminal, Birkenhead, before it yesterday made its maiden crossing.
Stena Line has introduced a larger (chartered) ro-ro freight ferry, Bore Song, on the Dublin – Liverpool (Birkenhead) route, which will increase capacity on the Ireland-England route by 30%. The Dublin-Liverpool dedicated freight service has been operational since 15th February…
Making its debut into Irish waters, Bore Song, a ro-ro freight ferry that arrived at Dublin Port this afternoon from Germany, is to begin its charter role for Stena Line’s route to Birkenhead (Liverpool) next week. Its introduction on the core Irish Sea route will boost freight capacity by 30% on the unaccompanied Ireland-UK freight route.
Bore Song, the 25,586 gross tonnage ro-ro freight ferry that Stena Line has chartered for Irish Sea service, completed its repositioning voyage from Lübeck, Germany, to Dublin Port this afternoon, writes Jehan Ashmore. On arrival in Dublin Bay at 1330…
Strait of Gibraltar: Stena Line has acquired a stake of shares in Morocco based ferry company Africa Morocco Link (AML) linking Spain.
Swedish operator Stena Line has entered into an agreement to acquire 49 percent of the shares in Morocco based ferry company Africa Morocco Link (AML). AML is headquartered in Tangier operating a ferry route between Tanger Med – Algeciras, Spain…
Originally serving in Italy as the Cartour Beta, the ropax Stena Horizon, which accommodates 1,000 passengers, 200 cars, and 120 freight units, is to resume Rosslare-Cherbourg route service in April, following annual dry-docking at A&P Falmouth, Cornwall. The former Celtic Horizon on this date a decade ago completed its final ever crossing on the Ireland-France connection for Irish operator Celtic Link Ferries, which Stena then acquired. The route is currently operated by the cruise ferry Stena Vision, which entered service less than a year ago, having been transferred following a career exclusively in Scandinavia and the Baltic Sea.
Stena Horizon, which recently left Stena Line’s newly opened freight-only Dublin-Liverpool (Birkenhead) route for annual dry-docking, had completed a previous career on this date a decade ago with an Irish ferry company, writes Jehan Ashmore. Operating albeit in freight mode,…
The ro-ro freight-only vessel MV Bore Song is to operate on Stena Line’s new Dublin-Liverpool (Birkenhead) route for unaccompanied freight traffic. The ship to be introduced in mid-April will boost freight capacity on the route by 30% and replace the ropax Stena Horizon, which had been operating in freight mode only and temporarily, as the company searched for a longer-term solution with the introduction, AFLOAT add of the 25,586 tons ship built in 2011 by FGS, Flensburg, Germany, for Bore Shipowners of Finland. In more recent years, the ship served Transfennica, whose Timca is currently on short-term charter to competitor, Irish Ferries running also out of Dublin but to Holyhead, north Wales.
Stena Line has secured a freight only ro-ro vessel, Bore Song, to operate on its Dublin-Liverpool (Birkenhead) route with the ship boosting freight capacity on the Irish Sea route by 30%. The Swedish operator of the Dublin-Liverpool dedicated freight service has…
Stena Line in response to changing needs of its customers has carried out a major renewal of its North Sea ferries, Stena Britannica and Stena Hollandica which operate the Harwich-Hook van Holland route.  The unique transformation, which took just 18…
The Stena Europe made a surprise return, albeit ‘temporarily’ to the Rosslare-Fishguard route, as the relief ferry (unlike the Stena Nordica) is currently only compatible with the Welsh port’s linkspan berth. AFLOAT adds that competitor Irish Ferries last week re-introduced the chartered Oscar Wilde on their Rosslare-Pembroke route following the departure of Norbay, which since November has been also chartered, though the ropax is currently dry-docking at A&P Falmouth, Cornwall.
Stena Line’s Rosslare-Fishguard route, which was abandoned altogether for nearly six weeks, is still facing difficulties maintaining its southern corridor service between the Irish and Welsh ports. As the Irish Independent reports, maintenance work at the Welsh port's linkspan berth…
Ferry Stena Europe (in the centre) will be finally be sailing out of Rosslare tonight with an arrival in Fishguard from where at 1.30am tomorrow (Wednesday) will return to the Irish port – after an absence of almost six weeks where no service was in place except for the alternative Irish Ferries route of Rosslare-Pembroke, however the chartered ropax Norbay of P&O Ferries does not cater for ‘foot’ passengers.
Passengers, particularly Welsh rugby fans travelling by ‘foot’ for this Saturday’s match with Ireland, in Dublin, have got good news as the Stena Line owned port of Fishguard is to see their ferry back on the run after a five-and-a-half-week…
Stena Line CEO, Niclas Mårtensson, is the new Governor Chair of the Supply Chain & Transport Industry Community at the World Economic Forum. As for matters relating to the Swedish company’s Irish Sea operations, AFLOAT adds the Rosslare-Fishguard route today sees the return of the popular veteran Stena Europe following repairs, however last year was replaced by ropax Stena Nordica (currently, Dublin-Holyhead) is to resume on the Ireland-Wales link on St. David’s Day, 1st March.
Stena Line’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Niclas Mårtensson, is the new Governor Chair of the Supply Chain & Transport Industry Community at the World Economic Forum. Niclas will represent Stena AB, playing a critical role in accelerating the transformation of…

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Stena Line is one of Europe's leading ferry companies with 37 vessels and 17 routes in Northern Europe operating 25,000 sailings each year. Stena Line is an important part of the European logistics network and develops new intermodal freight solutions by combining transport by rail, road and sea. Stena Line also plays an important role for tourism in Europe with its extensive passenger operations. The company is family-owned, was founded in 1962 and is headquartered in Gothenburg. Stena Line has 4,300 employees and an annual turnover of 14 billion SEK.