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Shortage of skilled seafarers in the shipping sector due to Brexit and Pandemic, requires women to take up a career says Stena Line. Among them is Captain Lynette Bryson, Master of the Stena Adventurer on the Dublin-Holyhead route. The Ireland-Wales link is also operated by Stena Estrid.
Stena Line believes that if the shipping industry is going to solve its jobs’ crisis due to Brexit and the Pandemic, there is a simple solution; it urgently needs to encourage more women to work in careers at sea, in…
The Stena Superfast VIII launched its fast rescue craft
In the early evening of Saturday, 2nd October, Belfast Coastguard put out a MAYDAY in response to a 20ft yacht with four people on board reportedly taking on water and without power, a mile north of Corsewall Point, at the…
Stena Estrid enters Dublin Port on her maiden voyage in January 2020
Duty-free shopping is making a big impact as it proves popular with passengers once again on routes between Ireland and Wales. Early sales figures show the huge potential it has to help the travel sector bounce back after the pandemic.…
At just shy of 240-meters each in length, two 'E-Flexer' (MkII) ro-pax class ferries designed in collaboration with Stena RoRo and under construction at the CMI Jinling Shipyard in Weihai, China, are expected to be delivered to the Baltic Sea during 2022. The newbuilds are larger versions of their Irish Sea counterparts currently serving between Belfast-Birkenhead (Liverpool) and Dublin-Holyhead.
Stena Line which operates three of their 'E-Flexer' ro-pax class ferries on the Irish Sea, is to continue its expansion on the Baltic Sea during 2022, increasing both freight-and passenger capacity with larger versions of the new class. The Swedish…
Stena Line in Scandinavia on their Gothenburg(Sweden)-Fredrikshamn (Denmark) route is to introduce before 2030 the world's first fossil-free ferries of its kind
Stena Line, the Danish Port of Fredrikshamn and the Fredrikshamn Municipality recently signed an historic agreement, to take their share of responsibility for the Gothenburg-Fredrikshamn route to become the world's first fossil-free ferry line of its kind. The agreement on…
At the north Wales ferry port of Holyhead, Afloat adds operated by Stena, is also where another Swedish company, the travel retailer R&F has opened 'probably' the world's smallest border shop!
According to NorthWalesLive, the Port of Holyhead, the "world's smallest" border duty free store has opened using the inside of a shipping container. Irish daytrippers were a regular sight on the streets of Holyhead during the 1980s and 90s, with…
 Ferry sailings on Stena Line's Cairnryan-Belfast route have resumed following an earlier positive test by a crew member. Above one of the North Channel route's pair of 'Superfast' ferries.
Ferry services run by Stena Line have resumed between Scotland and Northern Ireland, which were earlier disrupted due to a positive Covid-19 test among its crew. One crew member on the Cairnryan to Larne ferry received a positive result from a…
Only one Stena Line ferry is affected but four sailings on the Cairnryan-Belfast route were cancelled. Above AFLOAT adds a Stena 'Superfast' ferry on Loch Ryan, Scotland.
Operator Stena Line cancelled four of its ferry sailings between Scotland and Northern Ireland after one crew member tested positive for Covid-19. Its 19:30 BST departure from Cairnryan and 23:30 BST departure from Belfast were cancelled on Wednesday. On Thursday,…
Port of Holyhead on Anglesey, north Wales where above is how the breakwater would look after the repair work was completed. The pier is the longest breakwater in Europe, with the Grade II listed structure measuring 1.7 miles long. Stena Line has previously warned that a failure could eventually result in the closure of the port and the loss of the international link between Ireland and Wales.
At the Port of Holyhead, operated by Stena Line Ports which has revealed plans for major repair works to Europe’s longest breakwater, which includes changing its appearance to ensure it continues to protect the north Wales town. The ferry port and…
Quarantine restrictions in the UK were lifted (yesterday, 2 Aug.) for fully-vaccinated EU and US passengers. Above AFLOAT's photo of Stena Britannia, (outward bound off Harwich), is one of pair of giant 63,500gt ferries that operates Stena Line's only 'combined passenger & freight' route connecting the UK and mainland Europe through the Dutch port of Hook van Holland. The North Sea route also acts as a UK 'landbridge' for trade travelling between Ireland and Europe and beyond, where in Scandinavia and the Baltic Sea, Stena operate a more larger route network.
In the UK, the North Sea ferry and cruise port of Harwich is set to benefit from an influx of tourists after quarantine restrictions were lifted (yesterday) for fully-vaccinated passengers arriving from amber countries in Europe and the USA. It comes as…
Stena Scandica is 222m long and has a capacity of 200 cabins
Continuing the strengthening and expansion of its services in the Baltic Sea, Swedish ferry company Stena Line is deploying two new large and modern ferries on the route between Ventspils in Latvia and Nynäshamn in Sweden this year. The first…
The Stena Fuel Pilot started as a pilot study on Stena Scandinavica on the Gothenburg-Kiel route back in 2018 with the task to investigate and explore how artificial intelligence can be used to support the captains and crews onboard to save fuel and reduce CO2 emissions
During the last month, the AI assistant Stena Fuel Pilot has been successfully introduced on two more Stena Line vessels, Stena Flavia and Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. In total, 7 Stena Line vessels now operate with AI assistance, with the aim to reduce…
The Stena Europe is back on the Fishguard-Rosslare (as above) route after six weeks in dry dock. Afloat adds the veteran vessel, finally returned to the south Wales port last Wednesday.
A Stena Line ferry is back on the Fishguard to Rosslare run after six weeks in dry dock for ‘complex repairs’ that were discovered to be necessary during a routine inspection. The ferry Stena Europe was initially taken off the…
'Day of the Seafarer': At noon today, 25 June all Stena Line vessels will sound their horns in port to support of seafarers around the world. AFLOAT adds above the funnel and horn of Stena Embla which sails the Belfast-Birkenhead (Liverpool) route, is one of three E-Flexer series of next generation ro-pax ferries operating on the Irish Sea.
At 12 noon (local time) today, 25 June all Stena Line vessels will sound their horns in port to support of seafarers around the world. More than 1.6 million men and women are keyworkers in keeping vital supply lines open…
Stena Germanica tanking metanol
In 2015 Stena Line made history by converting one of the largest RoPax ferries in the world, the 240-metre Stena Germanica, to become the world’s first methanol powered ferry. Now the Swedish ferry company has achieved another world first, by…
Stena Estrid, leadship of the ferry firm's newest E-Flexer ro-pax series, will provide the temporary Belfast-Holyhead service and will accommodate a mix of freight and leisure traffic connecting Northern Ireland and Wales.
Ferry company Stena Line has confirmed details that it will be operating a new temporary weekend service between Belfast and Holyhead, starting on Friday, 25th June. The extra capacity on the new route from Belfast Harbour will be available until…

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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.

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