Stena Embla ready to set sail

Stena Line’s Stena Embla, the last of its three new ro-pax ferries destined for the Irish Sea, has successfully completed its sea trials in China’s Yellow Sea. The new Stena Line ferries are amongst the most advanced vessels in operation. They are 25% more fuel-efficient than existing vessels provide 30% more freight capacity with 3,100 lane meters. The ability to load two vehicle decks simultaneously also reduces turnaround times in port.  The Stena Embla will be officially handed over before setting sail from China to Belfast and will start operating on the ... [+]

Stena adds Swedish link

Stena Line will start a new freight focused service between Latvia, Sweden and Germany on 13 August by adding a port call in Karlskrona on its existing ferry route between Liepaja and Travemünde. The new weekly call in Karlskrona will initially be in the Liepaja-Travemünde direction on Thursday evenings. The ... [+]

Successful sea trials for Stena Estrid

Stena Estrid, the first of its three new ferries destined for the Irish Sea, has successfully completed her sea trials in China’s Yellow Sea. The ferry operator said that following three days of extensive testing, the new vessel performed excellently across a wide range of stringent test criteria and is ... [+]

Norse poetry in motion

Stena Line has held a ‘floating out’ ceremony in China for its second E-Flexer series ferry, which will be named Stena Edda after the old Norse canon of medieval poems and mythology. Scheduled to enter service on the Belfast-Liverpool route in spring 2020, she is the second of three new vessels bound for ... [+]

Stena to sponsor Ulster transport dinner

Stena Line will once again be the principal sponsor of this year’s Northern Ireland Logistics and Transport Annual Gala Dinner, hosted by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT). The event will take place at Titanic Belfast on Thursday 23 February, attended by over 300 representatives from all sectors of ... [+]

Speeding to Ireland

The high-speed HSS Stena Explorer re-entered service on Stena Line’s Dun Laoghaire to Holyhead route on 9 April and will continue to operate throughout the summer until 9 September. The vessel, which completes the passage in 2 hours 20 minutes – compared with 3hr 15min for a conventional ferry on ... [+]

Hibernia to star in Stena line-up

Stena Line will be adding extra freight capacity to its Belfast-Liverpool service in the shape of the Stena Hibernia from Tuesday 5 November. She will initially operate eight sailings per week departing Liverpool Tuesday to Friday at 0300 and Belfast Tuesday to Friday at 1500. Route manager Irish Sea North, ... [+]

Stena goes intermodal with Poland rail link

Ferry operator Stena Line is offering a new ship-rail service between the UK and Poznan in Poland via Rotterdam in co-operation with ERS Railways. There are five train departures a week, connecting with Stena's regular service to and from Harwich. Stena's freight commercial manager for the North Sea area, Rob Mittelmeijer, ... [+]

Stena welcomes road plan

Stena Line has applauded the Secretary of State for Transport's green light for a link from the M6 to Heysham, the terminal for its two daily freight sailings from Heysham to Belfast. Head of freight UK & Ireland, Richard Horswill, Stena Line’s said: “Although it has been many many years ... [+]

And you thought green Guinness was bad enough…

Stena Line's publicity department took it upon themselves to turn their Lagan, seen here with the Liverpool waterfront in the background, ferry green to celebrate St Patrick's Day on 17 March. Fortunately for ship-lovers and hung-over Scousers, the creation on closer examination appears to be a computer mock-up, not the ... [+]

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