Stena buys Freightlink

Swedish-owned Stena Line has bought 100% of Preston-based ferry booking agency Freightlink, including its CustomsLink clearance arm, for an undisclosed sum. The company will continue to operate as a stand-alone business unit within the Stena Group and on arms-length principles and will continue to operate out of its existing office under current management. Stena’s group head of freight Jacob Koch-Nielsen said: “We wish to broaden our product offering not least ... [+]

Ferry agent bucks the trend in stagnant market…

Ferry booking agent Freightlink says that it has seen strong growth in 2019 despite downward market trends. In the year up to and including September 2019, overall volumes of accompanied and unaccompanied units using short-sea ferry routes to and from the south east Kent ports and terminals declined by 4.6% - ... [+]

Cast of a thousand for ferry booking firm

European ferry booking service Freightlink Solutions says it has achieved its ambition to offer more than 1,000 different freight ferry routes, available online or via its multi-lingual reservations centre. The network connects more than 50 countries and includes ferry services both between countries or domestic island services. Freightlink concedes that ... [+]

New sulphur rules will mean higher Irish Sea rates, warns Freightlink

Ferry ticket agent Freightlink is warning that ferry operators on the Irish Sea will have to comply with new sulphur regulations from 1 January 2020,  bringing the prospect of increased freight charges. Emission Control Areas will be extended to the region on that date, limiting the Sulphur content to 0.5% of ... [+]

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