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What’s In a Name: Sten A. Ferry- 50 Years in Service
#STENA 50 YEARS- This year marks the 50th anniversary of Stena Line, the household name of the Swedish owned ferry giant. The company took the trading name from founder Sten A. Ollsen who began originally in 1939 with a small…
Stena Line Freight Wins Award
#LOGISTIC AWARDS – Stena Line Freight collected the Irish Sea Shipping Line of the Year Award at the Export & Freight Transport & Logistics Awards 2012. The award was presented to Stena Line's Irish Sea freight commercial manager Frank Nieuwenhuys,…
Take the Famous Mersey Ferry and Spot that ‘Liverbird’
#'BIRD' FERRY- The famous Mersey ferry is to run 'Liverbird' Bird Watching & Wildlife Cruise this coming Saturday 13th October. Mersey Ferries have teamed up once again this year with the RSPB and National Museums Liverpool to get you closer…
Brittany Ferries Sailings Resume Service
#FERRY NEWS- Brittany Ferries are to resume sailings today, following the end of an industrial dispute as previously reported on Afloat.ie, which was carried out by employees that led to services halted between UK, France, Ireland and Spain. The Breton…
Irish Ferries wins 'Best Ferry Operator' at UK Awards Ceremony
#FERRY AWARD – Irish Ferries has won the 'Best Ferry Operator' award at a ceremony held recently in Birmingham. The award was presented to the ferry operator by Group Leisure, a leading British travel trade publication. Irish Ferries won in…
Disruption Continues on Brittany Ferries Services
#FERRY NEWS - Industrial action by French crews with Brittany Ferries is still disrupting the company's ferry services from Cork to Roscoff. As previously reported on Afloat.ie, a series of wildcat strikes by staff protesting against changes to their working…
Strike Action Leads to Cancelled Brittany Ferries Sailings
#SAILINGS CANCELLED – Due to a series of wildcat strikes yesterday by French employees of Brittany Ferries, the company has cancelled sailings on the Cork-Roscoff route until further notice and on its other routes to the UK and Spain. The…
A Celtic Link Voyage to The Gathering 2013
#FERRY NEWS – Celtic Link Ferries are to participant in Ireland's The Gathering 2013, a year-long initiative to celebrate all things Irish, with a unique opportunity to take a car from France on their Cherbourg-Rosslare service for free, writes Jehan…
Mersey Ferry to Celebrate The Beatles
#FERRY MUSIC – The famous 'ferry cross the Mersey' service operated by Mersey Ferries, are to run River Shuffle Cruises in honour of the 50th anniversary of The Beatles last performance aboard the Royal Iris. The special two-hour cruises are…
No Need to Whine as Autumn Shopping Breaks Continue to Cherbourg
#FERRY NEWS – Despite this week's final Irish Ferries seasonal-only sailing on the Rosslare-Roscoff for this year, the operator provides a service to Cherbourg, where Autumn Wine / Shopping Breaks are available to the Norman city that has four wine…
Ferries Great and Small during Cork Harbour Open Weekend
#FERRY NEWS – Coinciding with Cork Harbour Open Weekend, will be the regular departure today of Brittany Ferries 'flagship' Pont-Aven (2004/41,748grt). The cruiseferry which features an indoor swimming pool, is scheduled to depart later this afternoon, writes Jehan Ashmore. The…
Stena Line's HSS Service Sounds Good for Lady Gaga
#LADY GAGA– Stena Line's HSS Stena Explorer is set to return to Dun Laoghaire Harbour this Sunday, despite last Tuesday's end of season sailings to Holyhead, as previously reported on Afloat.ie. The HSS has been specially chartered in to transport…
End of High-Season Stena HSS Sailings
#FERRY NEWS- Stena Line's seasonal-only Dun Laoghaire-Holyhead route run by the HSS Stena Explorer finished its last sailing today with a lunchtime departure bound for Anglesey. However the HSS service will return for twelve days over the Christmas / New…
Wind-Farm Proposal Requires No Isle of Man Shipping Re-routing
#MANX FERRY – A proposed extension to an offshore wind farm off Cumbria on the north-west coast of England will not require any re-routing of Isle of Man shipping lanes, say the developers. A Dong Energy spokesman said the 200-turbine…
Irish Ferries Operating Profits Remain Unchanged at €3.2m
#FERRY NEWS- The Irish Continental Group (ICG) ferries division, Irish Ferries has recorded no change in operational profits for the first six months of 2012, compared to the same period last year. According to its financial interim report, profit from…
Wilde Nights Cabaret with Oscar
#FERRY CABARET – Holiday makers taking peak sailings with Irish Ferries routes to France can enjoy the Wilde Nights Cabaret Show, on board the cruiseferry Oscar Wilde (1987/31,914grt), writes Jehan Ashmore. Irish Ferries will resume Mini Cruises on 27 August,…

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