Stena pushes ahead with retonnaging plan – updated

Stena Line has started construction of two new larger E-Flexer ferries in Weihai, China, despite the Corona crisis. The vessels were ordered in 2018 and delivery is expected in 2022. They are the last of five vessels of the E-Flexer series that Stena Line ordered from sister company Stena RoRo The first two, Stena Estrid and Stena Edda, have already entered service on the Irish Sea earlier this year. The third ... [+]

Stena beats carbon targets

Stena Line says it is now ten years ahead of international targets to reduce CO2 emissions in its recently published sustainability overview, “A Sustainable Journey”. The ferry operator reports a reduction of both total CO2 emissions and per transported ton on board its vessels, reducing the total CO2 emissions by ... [+]

Stena cuts Irish Sea freighter but remains bullish

Stena Line is reducing capacity on its Belfast-Liverpool (Birkenhead) service due to the Corona crisis, which has hit freight demand, removing the Stena Forecaster freighter and cutting 10 trips per week. The move follows the introduction of Stena’s largest ship on the route on 9 March, the brand-new Stena Edda, which ... [+]

Stena halts Sweden-Germany ferry

Stena Line has suspended its ferry route between Trelleborg in Sweden and Sassnitz in Germany until further notice. Freight volumes and train traffic on the route have been hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. The company initiated discussions with the worker´s council in Germany and the ferry FS Sassnitz is laid up in Port ... [+]

Stena maintains vital lifeline

Stena Line has taken several steps to help ensure the safety of its freight and passenger customers and employees, whilst maintaining the supply lines for vital medical goods and food supplies. All ferries are continuing to run on schedule, but some services have restricted passenger numbers in order ensure social distancing ... [+]

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 ... [+]

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 ... [+]

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