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Stena Vision will increase frequency on the Ireland-France ferry route to six departure days a week
Irish tourists looking to holiday in France next year received a welcome boost today as Ireland’s leading ferry company Stena Line announced it was introducing a second cruise ferry on its Rosslare to Cherbourg service. Providing best-in-class comfort and choice…
The Stena owned port of Holyhead is among five ports in Wales in a bid for freeport status Above Afloat adds is the port's Salt Island ferry terminal with on the right, linkspans used by the operator and Irish Ferries. In the centre is the former Anglesey Aluminium jetty and the pier on the left is a former ferry berth.
Jobs in their thousands could be created in north Wales by making the port of Holyhead into a freeport, its owners have claimed. The Swedish owned ferry company Stena Line which operates to Dublin Port, said it was working with…
Loch Ryan: Campaigners including Stena and politicians have put the case to improve two major roads in Dumfries and Galloway with the Scottish Parliament. Above: The ferry operator's Stena Superfast VIII berthed at their Loch Ryan Port terminal which neighbours P&O Ferries operations at Cairnryan.
In south-west Scotland, campaigners from Dumfries and Galloway have gone to the Scottish Parliament, to push the case for improvements of two of the region’s trunk roads, the A75 and A77 out of Loch Ryan. The campaigners at Holyrood were…
New Passenger Terminal: Stena Line's Trade Director Paul Grant and Belfast Harbour Port Director Michael Robinson at the facility located at Victoria Terminal 2 (VT2) which handles traffic on the Birkenhead (Liverpool) route.
The largest ferry operator in Northern Ireland Stena Line has opened the doors of its new passenger terminal in Belfast Harbour at Victoria Terminal 2 (VT2). The new-look passenger terminal has been expanded and refurbished to provide new facilities to cater for…
Operator, Stena says that there are no plans to stop running the Fishguard-Rosslare route which connects Pembrokeshire, south Wales and the busy ferryport in Wexford.
On social media, recent rumours that Stena Line is to stop operating the ferry service out of Fishguard to Rosslare Europort has been quashed by the company. As the Western Telegraph writes, a Pembroke Dock social media group this weekend warned…
Reverse decision: Stena Line is set to create a pet-friendly area on its Belfast to Cairnryan route's 'Superfast' ferries
Operator Stena Line is set to create a pet-friendly area on its Belfast to Cairnryan route - but the animals must be in carrier cases onboard. The company announced last month that pets were to be banned from passenger areas…
Swedish based ferry operator, Stena Line celebrates its 60th anniversary today. Above the Port of Gothenburg with Afloat adds ferries Stena Scandinavia (larger version of Irish Sea serving Stena Adventurer) and Stena Danica.
Ferry company Stena Line celebrates its 60th anniversary today having established itself as a trusted link between people, places and societies. Sten A. Olsson, the founder of Stena Line, began operating a shipping service from his hometown Gothenburg in Sweden…
Ian Davies, Head of UK Port Authorities and Stena Line Ports highlights the return of cruise liners this year in added an expansion of Holyhead next year to enable cruiseships to berth directly again in port and enable passengers to disemabark at a deep-water jetty.
Eagle-eyed ship-spotters in Wales are used to seeing ferries coming in and out of Holyhead Port on and a daily basis, but this year they may have noticed more activity that usual. This is because the north Wales port has…
Stena Line which has owned and operated the Port of Holyhead port for 27 years has bought the 213-acre site to facilitate the extension of the north Wales ferryport’s operations in the area.
Operator Stena Line which also owns the Port of Holyhead has bought the former Anglesey Aluminium site. Smelting came to an end at the site in 2009 - with Orthios later taking it on and developing a materials recycling facility.…
Stena Line has reduced carbon emissions by 11% per tonne of cargo carried over each nautical mile, as well as achieving a reduction of 4% total ship emissions compared to pre-Covid operations.
Stena Line has decreased the carbon emissions by 11% per tonne of cargo carried over each nautical mile, as well as achieving a reduction of 4% total ship emissions compared to pre-Covid operations. The main contributor to the result is…
A boom in car-cations traveling with Stena Line has seen an increase in the number of motorists and notably the most striking rise is found on the Irish Sea
Stena Line has seen their business bounce back in Ireland and Britain in 2022 as figures for the first half of the year show passenger numbers are back to pre-pandemic levels, while car numbers in particular are far higher than…
Stena Europe has been transferred to the Dublin to Holyhead route
Ferry company Stena Line has been forced to suspend sailings between Rosslare and Fishguard until 12 April, to plug gap left by P&O Ferries between Larne and Cairnryan. As ITV news reports, P&O’s two ships – the European Causeway and…
Additional capacity from Stena Line is to see an increase of sailings on their North Channel service between Belfast Harbour (as above) and Cairnryan on the N.I.- Scotland link, while P&O's route out of Larne remains suspended for almost a week.
Operator Stena Line which has a ferry route on the North Channel, has said it will put on extra services between Northern Ireland and Scotland from Tuesday, reports the Belfast Telegraph.  The UK’s Transport Secretary Grant Shapps confirmed the news in…
The Swedish firm’s two biggest vessels get extended and upgraded facilities. During the pandemic, more people than ever travelled with their dogs, which has led a brand new option on the North Sea of dog-friendly passenger cabins. Above Afloat's photo of Stena Britannica offshore of Harwich in UK when bound for Hoek van Holland, The Netherlands.
Swedish ferry company Stena Line which operates its largest ferries on the North Sea, the Stena Britannica and Stena Hollandica have completed a €1m refit to provide brand new onboard facilities. The Super Ferries each with a capacity for 1,200 passengers,…
Former Irish Sea route ferry, Stena Nordica today returned to the Dublin-Holyhead service so to provide cover of routine annual dry-dock overhauls on the Irish Sea.  The ropax has been widely used by the operator across its route network to include Baltic Sea service and on charters elsewhere.
On Stena Line's Dublin Port-Holyhead service today, a ropax that served the Ireland-Wales route has returned following a repositioning voyage from Scandinavia so to provide cover on the Irish Sea during routine annual dry-dock overhauls, writes Jehan Ashmore. Stena Nordica…
New route: Gothenburg based Stena Line opened its first (freight) Sweden-Finland route between Nynäshamn and Hanko. The new Baltic Sea route accommodates an increasing demand from  freight customers for a seamless link with operations starting this month by Urd with sister Stena Gothica (above) joining in May. Afloat adds the Urd, the one time Sealink British Ferries operated Seafreight Highway served Dun Laoghaire-Holyhead albeit briefly in 1988 before the Ireland-Wales route operated by the Finnish-built HSS Stena Explorer fastcraft ferry made its final crossing in 2014.
Swedish owned Stena Line opened its first ever (Afloat adds, albeit freight-only) route to Finland with the first sailing of the Nynäshamn-Hanko route taking place on the 1st February.  The ro-ro Urd (former Seafreight Highway on the Irish Sea) departed…

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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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