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A Rosslare-Cherbourg ferry Stena Horizon is undergoing repairs and is expected to resume service this weekend.
#ferry - A car ferry that encountered technical difficulties during a crossing between Ireland and France last weekend continues to remain out of service, writes Jehan Ashmore. The Stena Horizon with capacity for almost 1,000 passengers and 200 cars had…
Mercy Ships Charity: Coffee Campaign will see customers of Stena given the opportunity to choose to buy coffee or tea in a special Mercy Ships mug where 20p will be donated directly to charity. The campaign will run throughout this month and October. Pictured at the launch are: Stephen Bryden, Stena Line On Board Sales and Services Manager (Irish Sea North), Norris McLean, On Board Sales and Services Manager, Stena Superfast VIII and Anna Hazzard, Stena Line Route Marketing Executive, Irish Sea North.
#MercyShips - A Coffee Campaign launched by Stena Line is to support the Mercy Ships charity to assist in their efforts to deliver free, world-class health care to people in need in the developing world. A key part of the…
As previously published on this week is a 3D image of Irish Ferries new €144m cruiseferry due for delivery in mid-2018. The 1,885 passenger and crew capacity cruiseferry is to operate Dublin-Holyhead and at weekends Ireland-France sailings.
#Competition - A competition has been launched by Irish Ferries to name their new €144m cruiseferry, which will be the biggest ever ferry to operate on the Irish Sea. The 55,000 tonne ship is due to enter service in mid-2018.…
The above image obtained by Afloat shows a more defined representation of the 50,000 tonnes cruiseferry to that released by ICG in May 2016 when the group announced the order for ferry division Irish Ferries. The new 1,885 passenger and crew capacity cruiseferry under construction by FSG in Germany is expected to be delivered in June 2018.
#ferry - Operator of ferries, Irish Continental Group (ICG), saw profits more than doubled to €43 million in the first half of the year as the group booked a €25.5 million gain from the sale of a vessel (Kaitaki) to…
A joint campaign launched in the UK is to encourage visitors to Ireland's Ancient East by travelling Fishguard-Rosslare, served by the Stena Europe.
#ferry - A joint campaign has been launched in the UK by Stena Line and Tourism Ireland which will be seen by over 3 million people. The new campaign invites people to stir their soul and travel Fishguard-Rosslare to enjoy…
The railway terminal at the Port of Larne with a berthed P&O ferry
#ferry - At Larne Port Terminal there will be a flag hoisting ceremony held on Friday 1st September ahead of Merchant Navy Day. The ceremony according to The Newsletter is being organised by Mid and East Antrim Borough Council in…
Canadian bank reduces shareholding in Irish shipping group to just under 3 per cent. Above: Kaitaki which was acquired by New Zealand interests in the Spring
#ferry - A Canadian bank has trimmed its stake in shipping and transport company Irish Continental Group (ICG) writes The Irish Times. In a note to the stock exchange following the close of business on Monday, ICG confirmed the Bank…
Ben-My-Chree which in recent weeks undertook berthing trials at the Port of Larne
#ferry -The Isle of Man Steam Packet Company has launched a public consultation as the operator is considering running services to and from Larne, Northern Ireland. As previously reported on Afloat the ferry Ben-My-Chree in recent weeks undertook berthing trials…
Report by Welsh Assembly finds without proper planning, region could be facing virtual gridlock after Britain quits EU
#ferry - Tailbacks and long delays on North Wales roads and disruption to freight supply chains could become the norm without proper planning for ports in Wales following Britain’s exit from the European Union. As the Daily Post writes, many…
Steam-Packet's Ben-My-Chree has carried out further berthing trials at the Port of Larne, leading to speculation of relocating Northern Ireland ferryport
#ferry- Berthing trials at Larne Harbour have been confirmed by the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company, leading to speculation that the company is about to move its Northern Ireland base to the port. According to The Larne Times, the…
Stena Superfast VIII, one of a pair that operates the Belfast-Cairnryan route
#ferry - Strong volumes have been recorded by Stena Line on the ferry firms services out of Belfast for the first six months of 2017. To the end of June, freight volumes increased +5%, passengers and cars grew +4% year…
Ferry Ben-My-Chree has conducted berthing trials at Larne
#ferry- The Isle of Man Steam Packet has conducted berthing trials with Ben-my-Chree at Larne in Northern Ireland. A similar exercise reports IOM Today was conducted with fast craft Manannan at Larne earlier this year and both vessels carried out…
Maiden Voyage: Aisling Gabreille seen approaching the slipway at Greenore, Co. Louth following a crossing from Greencastle, Co. Down
#ferry - The Sunday Times writes that the head of the newest Republic-Northern Ireland transportation link has urged a speedy resolution to the Brexit border question. A ferry began crossing Carlingford Lough on Friday with the 15-minute journey promising a…
File photo of the ferry from France, Stena Horizon where eight people were found inside a container upon arrival at the Wexford ferryport.
#ferry -  A container was discovered to have eight people inside when it arrived on a ferry into Rosslare Europort in Co Wexford. The four adults, two teenagers and two children according to RTE are all reported to be safe.…
Close up of Aisling Gabrielle, the 44 vehicle car ferry owned by the Frazer Ferries Group that will trade as Scenic Carlingford Ferry when operations begin tomorrow, Friday.
#ferry - The Scenic Carlingford car ferry service reports the Dundalk Democrat after many months of anticipation and a short delay will commence operations this Friday. According to the company's Facebook page everything is ready for the big launch. "This…
IOMSPCo's Ben-My-Chree entering Douglas Harbour
#ferry - According to Manx Radio the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company says a rejection of its offer to continue providing sea services will result in the deal being withdrawn. It comes ahead of a Tynwald motion this week,…

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