All change on the Irish Sea

Stena Line will replace the Stena Foreteller with the Stena Vinga on the Rosslare to Cherbourg service from 6 September, operating alongside the Stena Horizon. The Vinga can carry accompanied and unaccompanied freight, it said. The Stena Foreteller will be redeployed to the Belfast-Liverpool (Birkenhead) service to replace the Seatruck Panorama, adding 10% additional freight capacity to the route. It is anticipated that the Seatruck Panorama will return to the Rosslare-Cherbourg route mid December 2021, to ... [+]

Stena’s Estrid in happy return to Holyhead

Stena Line is bringing its new Stena Estrid vessel back to the Holyhead – Dublin route with the expectation that travel restrictions between Ireland and Britain will be removed She will replace the Stena Horizon who returns to the Rosslare – Cherbourg route. Stena had swapped the ships due to increased freight ... [+]

Stena Embla joins sister Edda on Belfast-Liverpool

Stena Embla, Stena Line’s newest ferry has now joined her sister E-Flexer ship Stena Edda on the Belfast to Liverpool route.  She was initially deployed for a short time on the Rosslare-Cherbourg due to brexit-related demand. A Stena Line spokesman said that it was likely that an E-Flexer vessel would however, be ... [+]

Stena to double Ireland-Continent space

Stena is to double capacity on its Rosslare to Cherbourg route with an additional freight-only vessel from 4 January.  The Stena Foreteller will join the Stena Horizon which already operates on the route, doubling the frequency of sailings between Ireland and the Continent. The new ship will provide an additional 3 ... [+]

Stena celebrates quarter century between Dublin and Holyhead

Stena Line celebrated the 25th anniversary of its ferry operations between Dublin Port and Holyhead on 18 November. During its quarter century on the route, it has carried over 3.5 million freight units, 12 million passengers and almost 3 million cars.  If all vehicles that  have travelled with Stena Line to ... [+]

Stena boosts space to Latvia and Sweden

Stena Line is to replace its current vessels on the Travemünde (Germany)-Liepaja (Latvia) route will be replaced with two modern ro pax vessels, adding a further 40% freight capacity, shortening crossing times and offering a fixed timetable with 6 weekly departures in each direction. The new vessels will also offer ... [+]

Charter to boost Stena’s freight space to Belfast

Stena Line is chartering the Seatruck Panorama to boost freight capacity on its Belfast to Liverpool and Belfast to Heysham routes.  Following the dramatic COVID related drop in freight volumes, the operator was forced to remove one freight ship from its Belfast hub which resulted in reduced capacity and frequency.  However, it ... [+]

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 ... [+]

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 ... [+]

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