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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…
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…

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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