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 tourist travel will resume shortly, Stena Line is anticipating a busy summer. The Fishguard-Rosslare route is particularly popular with tourists. [+]

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 ... [+]

Stena Embla ready for service

Stena Line’s newest addition to its fleet, the Stena Embla arrived in Belfast on 2 January for preparatory works before going into commercial service. She will join sister vessel Stena Edda, which launched on the route in March 2020 and will replace the Stena Mersey.   Stena Embla is the third E-Flexer ... [+]

Stena takes ownership of third new ferry

Stena Line has officially taken ownership of its newest ferry, Stena Embla, following a handover ceremony in Weihai, China. The vessel is the third of five new next-generation E-Flexer RoPax vessels and the last of three new vessels due for the Irish Sea, which marks the end of a seven-year ... [+]

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 ... [+]

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 ... [+]

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