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A great port – if you can get there

On 21 November, Stena Line marked the 10th anniversary of the opening of its Loch Ryan port at Cairnryan and the introduction of two new Superfast vessels, which heralded the start of its then new Belfast service back in 2011. Over the last decade, the service between Belfast and Cairnryan has continued to grow and in 2021, despite the combined challenges of Brexit and Covid, the route will deliver record freight ... [+]

Stena to run world’s first long-distance battery ferries

Stena Line has signed an agreement with Frederikshavn Municipality and the port of Frederikshavn to set up the world's first long-distance battery-electric ferry service by 2030. The two Stena Elektra ferries would operate on the approximately 100km Gothenburg-Frederikshavn route and would be ro-pax vessels of about 200 metres length, with ... [+]

Stena gets on board the Mental Health Bus

Ferry company Stena Line has joined with the 5asideCHESS Battling Suicide Bus initiative on the Northern Ireland leg of its UK tour, including the Breaker Breaker Truck Show.The Show, which took place at Nutts Corner on 28 August, is a fundraising Event in aid of men’s mental health, particularly lorry ... [+]

Stena Estrid arriving into Belfast from Holyhead

Stena Line will operate the temporary weekend service between Belfast and Holyhead, which started on Fri 25th June, until Sunday 18 July.  Stena Estrid, one of Stena Line’s newest ships, will accommodate a mix of freight and leisure traffic, with an estimated crossing time of approximately 8 hours.  It is ... [+]

Blue methanol makes Stena greener

Stena Line’s 240-metre ro-pax vessel Germanica has sailed from Gothenburg to Kiel powered by recycled methanol. ‘Blue Methanol’, is a by product of steel production. In 2015 Stena Line converted the Germanica one of the largest RoPax ferries in the world, to become the world’s first methanol powered ferry. [+]

Stena to run Holyhead-Belfast route

Stena Line says it will run a temporary weekend service for passengers and freight between Holyhead and Belfast from Friday 25 June until Sunday 18 July to deal with an upsurge in holiday traffic.Stena Estrid will provide the service with an estimated crossing time of about eight hours.Stena Line says ... [+]

Stena launches fourth E-Flexer

Stena Line has launched its first new extended E-Flexer vessel in Weihai, China.She is the fourth out of five new next generation E-Flexer vessels that are are designed and built in collaboration with the sister company Stena RoRo at the CMI Jinling Weihai Shipyard in China, the first three if ... [+]

Stena restores sailings ahead of staycation surge

Stena Line is boosting its weekly sailings between Fishguard and Rosslare from 14 to 24.  The Welsh port had seen services reduced due to lower demand from freight and passengers, as a consequence of the Covid-19 lockdowns and Brexit. However, with the easing of restrictions, and a hope that international ... [+]

Stena aims to close the gender gap at sea

Stena Line says it has increased the number of female managers it employs by 42% in only five years and has set itself the target of ensuring they account for 30% of all management by the end of next year. In an industry where only 2% of the 1.2 million seafarers ... [+]

Stena Line reveals electric dream

Stena Lines chief executive Niclas Mårtensson told a press conference in Gothenburg on 4 February that his company planned to start operating battery powered vessels on the 50-mile route between Gothenburg and Frederikshavn no later than 2030. In an effort to speed up the transition to fossil-free fuels in the transport ... [+]

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