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Stena Embla joins sister Edda on Belfast-Liverpool

[ January 25, 2021   //   ]

Stena Embla, Stena Line’s newest ferry has now joined her sister E-Flexer ship Stena Edda on the Belfast to Liverpool route. 

She was initially deployed for a short time on the Rosslare-Cherbourg due to brexit-related demand.

A Stena Line spokesman said that it was likely that an E-Flexer vessel would however, be deployed to the Cherbourg route long term.

Stena Embla has 3,100 freight lane meters capacity and provide 60% more cabins for freight drivers.  She is the third E-Flexer ferry to be commissioned for Stena Line’s Irish Sea routes in the last 12 months, as part of a €400m investment.

Irish Sea trade director Paul Grant, said: “Stena Embla will make one daily return trip between Belfast and Liverpool.  We have now invested over £400m in our ferries and port facilities on the Irish Sea in recent years. In March 2020 we launched our new build Stena Edda onto the Belfast-Liverpool service and now we will have two ships offering identical services and facilities.”

Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.