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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…
Stena Europe will remain in dry dock until the end of this month due to a 'combination of complex engineering tasks and issues sourcing parts'. The veteran ferry Afloat adds has operated the Fishguard-Rosslare route for almost two decades and is seen at the south Wales port.
Stena Europe is still out of action as a 'combination of complex engineering tasks and issues sourcing parts' have caused the ferry to remain in dry dock longer than anticipated. According to the Western Telegraph, the Stena Europe will have…
Stena Europe approaching Rosslare Harbour from Fishguard, where saiings on the St. Georges Channel link to south Wales continue to be suspended
Sailings between Rosslare and Fishguard in south Wales continue to be suspended as the Stena Europe's stay in dry dock is extended to June 4. As Afloat previously reported, the Irish Sea crossing was temporarily cancelled, initially until May 22.…
Stena Line E Flexer launched in China
Despite the ongoing pandemic, ferry company Stena Line has achieved another important milestone in its major new fleet investment programme with the ‘launching’ ceremony of the first new extended E-Flexer vessel in Weihai, China. The vessel was ordered in 2018…
Stena Estrid will provide two daily return crossings each way between Holyhead and Dublin
With the expectation that travel restrictions between Ireland and Britain will be removed soon, ferry company Stena Line is bringing its new vessel Stena Estrid back to its key Holyhead – Dublin route. It will replace the Stena Horizon, which…
Sailings on the Rosslare-Fishguard route to resume on Saturday ahead of the lifting of travel restrictions to the Republic. Above Afloat adds is the route's ferry, Stena Europe (currently under repair) as previously seen at the Co. Wexford ferryport.
Operator, Stena Line, has stopped sailings on its Rosslare-Fishguard route for five days because of repair work in Belfast on its ferry the Stena Europe. The ferry, writes The Irish Times, usually makes one trip per day in each direction,…
Paul Grant Stena Line's Trade Director for the Irish Sea
Irish Ferries and Stena Line, the two key players in Ireland’s ferry industry, are today calling for the reopening of the Common Travel Area (CTA) at the earliest opportunity. They also welcome comments made last week by Tánaiste Leo Varadkar,…
Following Brexit, 'Duty-Free' sales are permitted onboard ferry routes between the UK and the EU
Swedish ferry company Stena Line’s revenue from its onboard shops for the first quarter of the year has shown a large increase on its routes between the UK and the EU compared to the same period last year. The growth…
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…

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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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