First new Stena ship will sail from Holyhead

Stena Line has confirmed that the first of its new ro pax ferries currently under construction in China will enter service on its Holyhead-Dublin route in early 2020. It will have capacity for 3,100 freight lane meters and offer four4 daily sailings with an estimated crossing time of approximately 3½ hours. It follows last year’s announcement by parent company Stena of a contract for a new generation of vessels, Stena E-Flexer, with ... [+]

Stena upgrades Holyhead as freight booms

Stena Line Ports says it is investing more than £4m in upgrades to improve infrastructure at Holyhead to cope with record volumes of freight. The upgrades will include the creation of additional freight space and refurbishment to the Terminal 3 ramp. Work starts today and will last for about five days. Ports ... [+]

Brexit could harm Welsh ports, says report

A Welsh assembly committee report has repeated earlier warnings that Brexit could hit the country’s ports particularly badly. It said that there could be long delays and tailbacks at Holyhead and elsewhere if traffic to and from Ireland had to undergo customs clearance. The cross-party external affairs committee added that it ... [+]

More ships as Ireland turns the corner

Irish Ferries is to add a third ship to its Dublin to Holyhead in December. Currently, the ferry company operates eight sailings per day with its flagship Ulysses and the high speed craft Jonathan Swift. The chartered the Epsilon, built in 2011 will provide two additional departures per day in ... [+]

Holyhead firms wins EU cash

Conygar Investment Company has gained £2.2m-worth of EU funding for its £7m Parc Cybi logistics and distribution hub near the Irish Sea port of Holyhead in North Wales, the BBC reported on 29 June. Planning permission for office buildings and four industrial warehousing/distribution units was granted in 2010 and the ... [+]

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