Parting of the waters for Stena on the Irish Sea

Stena Line will revert to a two-region structure to reflect its growing business needs. Paul Grant (main pictures), who has played a pivotal role in the success of the Irish Sea operations, will assume responsibility for the newly established Irish Sea North region, overseeing operations from Belfast. He will also join the main board of Stena Line (UK). Johan Edelman (pictured below) will take up the role of trade director for ... [+]

Stena to enlarge ship capacity

Stena Line’s shipowning sister company Stena RoRo has signed a conversion contract with China Merchants Jinling (Weihai) Shipyard to install an additional cargo deck, increased thruster capacity and preparations for shore power on the Stena Foreteller and Stena Forerunner. Cargo capacity will increase by 30% and the vessels will after conversion ... [+]

Stena appoints fleet chief

Stena Line has appointed Dennis Tetzlaff as chief operating officer fleet, succeeding Ian Hampton, who will remain with the company and concentrate on new business ventures. Dennis Tetzlaff was most recently vice president fleet operations and newbuild at TUI Cruises. [+]

Come on in, the water’s lovely, says Stena

Stena Line is reaching out to women in Northern Ireland to attend a taster day at its Belfast terminal on 9 May to encourage them to pursue a career as a port service operative. With women making up just 2% of seafarers and 12% of core roles in ports globally, Stena ... [+]

Dublin-Liverpool overture for Stena’s Bore Song

Stena Line has introduced its new, larger freight vessel, Bore Song, on the Dublin – Liverpool (Birkenhead) route. It will increase capacity on the route by 30%. Stena Line’s Dublin-Liverpool freight service has operated since 15 February  with cover shipsserving customers temporarily whilst the company searched for a longer-term solution. Bore Song ... [+]

New vessel to put Stena on song

Stena Line has secured the freight only vessel, Bore Song, for its new Dublin-Liverpool (Birkenhead) route. The ship will boost freight capacity by 30%. The route has been operated by the Stena Horizon as an interim vessel since its launch on 15 February while the Swedish shipowner and operatorsearched for a ... [+]

Harwich-Hook ships return after 18-day pitstop

Stena Line has relaunched the Stena Britannica and Stena Hollandica on its Harwich-Hook of Holland route after a refit programme that took just 18 days for each ferry, by a 36-strong team. The operator says that a new type of paint on the vessels’ underwater hulls will save around 780,000 litres ... [+]

Stena cuts steel on Heysham ferries

Stena Line has cut the first steel on NewMax hybrid ferries in Weihai, China. The vessels have been ordered for its Heysham to Belfast route, with the first due to enter service in autumn 2025. They are of a unique design with the most efficient hull form to maximise freight ... [+]

Wales earmarks £40m to safeguard Holyhead’s future

Wales First Minister Mark Drakeford announced a £40m funding to refurbish Holyhead Breakwater and help safeguard the Irish Sea hub’s long-term future. The 150-year-old, 1.5 mile long structure is gradually being eroded by the Irish Sea. It is built on rubble foundations which have gradually been eroded by the Irish Sea. The ... [+]

Giant of the Irish Sea sponsors giants of ice hockey

Stena Line has renewed its partnership with current Elite Ice Hockey League (EIHL) champions, the Belfast Giants. The new two-year deal comes as the Stena Line Belfast Giants launch their pre-season schedule with a match against Cardiff Devils. Belfast Giants have, since their inception in 2000, won seven Elite League titles, three ... [+]

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