Stena’s Estrid makes her Dublin debut

Storm Brendan could not prevent Stena Line’s newest ferry Stena Estrid making its maiden voyage this morning on 13 January on the Holyhead to Dublin route. After more than six years’ in planning and construction, Estrid braved the challenging conditions to set sail from Holyhead at 10.55am, arriving in Dublin shortly after 2.30pm where it received a traditional maritime water cannon salute. She is the first of three next generation Stena Line RoPax vessels to be completed at a Chinese shipyard for Stena Trade director Ian Davies, said: “Today is a very significant day, not ... [+]

Stena’s Estrid makes it to Holyhead

Stena Line’s newest ferry Stena Estrid arrived in Holyhead on the morning of Monday 23 December after a five-week 10,000 mile voyage from China, where she was built, via Singapore, the Malacca Straits, the Indian Ocean Suez Canal and Algeciras. The first of five next generation Stena Line RoPax vessels to ... [+]

Estrid is on her way to Ireland

Stena Line’s newest ferry Stena Estrid has departed the AVIC Weihai Shipyard in north-western China, bound for its new home on the Irish Sea. She is the first of five next generation Stena Line RoPax vessels to be completed at the shipyard and is now en route to Wales from where ... [+]

Stena takes the keys for new ferry

Stena later has officially taken ownership of the Stena Estrid, at a ceremony at the AVIC Weihai Shipyard in China, following the successful completion of sea trials. She is the first of its three new ferries destined for the Irish Sea on routes from Dublin to Holyhead and Belfast to Liverpool. Stena ... [+]

Welcome return for Stena Europe

The Stena Europe has resumed sailings on the Rosslare - Fishguard route following an extensive refit. The ferry operator said the upgrade programme took longer than had been anticipated but athe vessel will be a significant improvement. Trade director, Irish Sea (south) Ian Davies said: “I know there has been a ... [+]

Stena campaign brings sight to Africa

For the third year in a row Stena Line is running a donation campaign for Mercy Ships, which brings free medical care to hard-pressed communities with its floating hospital. In October customers on Stena ferries restaurants, bars, cafés and shops are given the opportunity to donate by rounding up every ... [+]

Stena brings symbol of peace to Belfast

Stena Line owner Dan Sten Olsson has applauded the unveiling of The Knotted Gun sculpture in Belfast by the Non-Violence Project Foundation (NVPF). The city will join New York, Tokyo, Stockholm, Cape Town and Berlin in hosting a permanent version of the work, thanks to a donation by the ferry ... [+]

Belfast berth shift for Stena

Stena Line is to relocate the Belfast terminal for its Heysham Service to Albert Dock/Ballast Quay for about six months from Friday 14 June to allow preparation work for its new E-Flexer ships to take place. (See map). [+]

Stena flies the flag for diversity

For the second year in a row, Stena Line is partnering up with EuroPride.and will fly its rainbow flag on its ships on 1-16 June to promote the “All aboard” message  in celebration of diversity. People and communications officer, Ian Hampton, said: “At Stena Line we welcome everyone. Whether you want to ... [+]

Taller trailers for Fishguard-Rosslare route

Fishguard-Rosslare ferry Stena Europe is being refitted in a Turkish shipyard to allow it to carry full-height trailers on its main deck. Previously she was restricted to carrying full-height trailers on her port side only but modifications to the deckhead levels on the main vehicle deck will allow for taller ... [+]

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