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Stena to double Ireland-Continent space

[ December 10, 2020   //   ]

Stena is to double capacity on its Rosslare to Cherbourg route with an additional freight-only vessel from 4 January.  The Stena Foreteller will join the Stena Horizon which already operates on the route, doubling the frequency of sailings between Ireland and the Continent.

The new ship will provide an additional 3 000 lane metres of freight capacity per trip and can accommodate a mix of accompanied and unaccompanied traffic with facilities for up to 12 drivers.

Stena Line chief executive Niclas Mårtensson, said: “We have been listening carefully to feedback from our customers and it has become clear that there is demand for increased frequency on the Rosslare-Cherbourg service, the shortest direct crossing between Ireland and France. One of Stena Line’s key strengths is our ability to utilise our fleet and be flexible and responsive to market opportunities and changes.”

Rosslare Europort general manager, Glenn Carr, said: “It reflects the strength of the partnership between Rosslare Europort and Stena Line in providing shipping solutions to Irish industry, and the commitment of Stena Line reinforces our ambitious commitments to continue the development of port facilities, infrastructure and technology. Rosslare Europort is now firmly Ireland’s gateway to Europe.”

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