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Increased sailings by Stena Europe on the St. Georges Channel route of Fishguard-Rosslare
Ferry company Stena Line has boosted the frequency of its sailings between Fishguard – Rosslare from 14 sailings to 24 every week. The increase in frequency began yesterday and is good news for the company’s Welsh port of Fishguard, which…
Stena Line aims to launch a fully battery powered vessel before 2030. Stena Elektra is a lightweight battery powered vessel with capacity to run approximately 50 nautical miles on batteries only, i.e. between Gothenburg or Fredrikshaven
In 2020, ferry company Stena Line continued to reduce its total CO2 emissions and is ten years ahead of the IMO international shipping emission reduction targets. Nevertheless, the Swedish shipping company is now accelerating the transition towards fossil-free shipping and…
Stena Horizon maintains both Dublin-Holyhead (where as seen) and at weekends the Dublin-Cherbourg route. While larger E-Flexer class Stena Estrid serves Rosslare-Cherbourg along with a freight-only ferry on Bypass-Brexit Ireland direct services to mainland Europe.
Afloat has noted Stena Line's new Dublin-Cherbourg route launched in January, has not been operating on a regular basis by the inaugural 'E-Flexer' class ferry, in particular to sailings last month, writes Jehan Ashmore. The operator's first route connecting the…
Women in Maritime: The ferry operator Stena aims to o become the most diverse shipping company in the world doubling female management by 2022.
Ferry operator, Stena Line has increased the number of female managers it employs by an impressive 42% in only 5 years and has the ambitious target of ensuring they account for 30% of all management by the end of next…
According to NorthWalesLive, operator of the Rosslare-Fishguard route Stena said "So far this year passenger volumes are down -80% and freight volumes are down -50% year-on-year." The route's ferry, Stena Europe (above) is to transfer to Dublin-Holyhead albeit on a temporary basis to cover annual overhaul dry-dock of fleetmates.  AFLOAT adds the absence of sailings for a week sees only Irish Ferries operate Isle of Inishmore (left) on the Rosslare-Pembroke link with Milford Haven, south Wales.
Operator Stena Line will cancel all sailings for a week from one Welsh port as a ferry moves to the Holyhead-Dublin route for a temporary period. The routes between Wales and Ireland have been hit by reduced demand due to…
Stena Line aims to launch a fully battery powered vessel before 2030. Stena Elektra is a lightweight battery powered vessel with capacity to run approximately 50 nautical miles on batteries only, i.e. between Gothenburg or Fredrikshaven
Ferry company Stena Line plans to start operating two fossil-free battery-powered vessels on the route between Gothenburg and Frederikshavn in Denmark no later than 2030. This was announced by Stena Lines CEO Niclas Mårtensson during a press conference about the…
Brexit Reality: As ferry company, Stena has placed them (dockers) on the UK Government wage scheme as they wait for demand to return (to the Port of Holyhead). As NorthWalesLive also highlighted a move that has also sparked fears arise, as the operator next week is to replace Stena Estrid (last Saturday deployed to Dublin-Cherbourg duties) with the smaller Ireland-France route's routine 'Visentini' class ro pax Stena Horizon pictured above by AFLOAT on a previous relief stint on the Irish Sea route.
Ferry operator Stena Line has placed a quarter if its dock workers at Holyhead on furlough as Covid and Brexit hit demand for services. The ferry giant, reports NorthWalesLive, has seen a slump in trade since January 1 due to…
The Stena Superfast ferry
Belfast Coastguard Rescue team was contacted this week by the Stena Superfast ferry inbound to Belfast in the shipping channel near Holywood. On Monday, January 25th the ferry had encountered a lone paddleboarder dangerously close to the vessel. Holywood is…
Trucks drive on board the newest ferry on the Irish Sea, Stena Embla which made a maiden crossing on the Belfast-Liverpool service last night, boosting both passenger and freight capacity. The newbuild joined Stena Edda and this brings to three E-Flexer Ro-Pax class ferries on service including Stena Estrid on the Dublin-Holyhead route. As AFLOAT highlighted yesterday, this E-Flexer was scheduled to return to the Irish capital (this morning) following a first round trip of Stena’s new route to continental mainland Europe via Cherbourg, France and during weekdays the ‘leadship E-Flexer’ serves on the route to Wales.
The newest Stena Line ferry on the Irish Sea made its inaugural crossing on the Belfast-Birkenhead (Liverpool) service last night and as Afloat adds this follows a debut albeit temporarily on the Rosslare-Cherbourg route to enable extra capacity. Stena Embla joined…
A new Dublin-Cherbourg service sold out on its first commercial sailing operated by the one year old Stena Estrid. The leadship of the E-Flexer ro-pax class ferry is to complete its first round trip on the Ireland-France route with a scheduled arrival AFLOAT adds tomorrow, Monday morning.
Ferry operator Stena says its new Dublin-Cherbourg service sold out on its first day, with 175 trucks booked to sail. However, hauliers say direct routes to Europe cannot take the place of the British landbridge because of the lack of…
The Stena Estrid will operate on the new weekend Dublin-Cherbourg route. AFLOAT adds the ferry firm will compete with Irish Ferries, to become the second operator serving on the Irish capital-mainland continental Europe route.
Stena Line is to further increase its freight-ferry capacity direct from Ireland to continental Europe in response to increased post-Brexit demand by adding a new weekend sailing from Dublin to Cherbourg. The new service, reports RTE News, will start next…
Stena Line has cancelled several Irish Sea sailings again this weekend as the post-Brexit trade slump continues at Holyhead (above) while in south Wales, the Fishguard night time sailing has been pulled until at least Monday, January 25.
Ferry operator Stena Line has cancelled several Irish Sea sailings again this weekend as the post-Brexit trade slump continues at Holyhead and Fishguard, writes NorthWalesLive. The operator is still reporting a 70% drop in freight trade on routes between Wales…
Stena Embla on her berth in Belfast in early January
Stena Line’s newest addition to its fleet, the brand-new Stena Embla ferry will make its Irish Sea debut on the Rosslare-Cherbourg service. Originally scheduled for service on the Belfast-Liverpool route, due to the current Brexit related shift for direct routes…
Stena Embla is the third E-Flexer ferry to be commissioned for Stena Line’s Irish Sea routes
Stena Line’s newest ferry addition to its fleet, the brand-new Stena Embla has arrived in Belfast. As Afloat reported earlier, Stena Embla is the third E-Flexer ferry to be commissioned for Stena Line’s Irish Sea routes in the last 12…
The newest Stena 'E-Flexer' series ropax Stena Embla was tracked by AFLOAT heading through the Irish Sea on New Year's Day and followed by a first arrival yesterday to Belfast Harbour from where it will enter service on the route to Birkenhead (Liverpool). Above the Chinese newbuild is seen taking bunkers from a tanker alongside while off the Spanish port of Algerciras during a month long delivery voyage from Asia.
Stena Embla the latest Chinese newbuild 'E-Flexer' class ropax completed a month-long delivery voyage to Europe where the ferry is to join sisters on the Irish Sea, writes Jehan Ashmore. The 40,050 gross tonnage newbuild built in Weihai, was tracked…
Most people will not be able to travel from Holyhead to Dublin this year. Above ferries inbound from the north Wales port approach the Irish capital.
Ferry and air travel from the UK to Ireland will be banned for most people until the end of the year. The Irish cabinet, reports NorthWalesLive, has agreed that the current travel restrictions between Ireland and Britain will remain in place…

About Stena Line

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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