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Stena Line fights to help ensure vital Irish & UK supply lines stay open
Stena Line has moved to reassure freight and travel customers that it is taking every precaution possible to help ensure the safety of customers and employees.


Sixfold EU Logistics Advisory: Live Border Map on Codiv-19 Related Shipment Delays
EU leaders have agreed to shut down the bloc's external borders to all non-essential travel except truck deliveries for the next 30 days in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. 


Brand new ferry Stena Estrid makes her debut on the Irish Sea
After more than six years’ in planning and construction, Stena Line’s newest ferry Stena Estrid started service this week on the Irish Sea.


Stena Estrid departs China for Irish Sea
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 between Britain and Ireland.


New Stena ferry completes trials in China ahead of Irish Sea arrival next year
Leading ferry company Stena Line has announced that 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.


Stena Europe returns to scheduled services on Rosslare - Fishguard
Following an extensive refit programme at shipyards in Turkey and Liverpool, the Stena Europe has resumed its scheduled sailing services on the Rosslare - Fishguard route. 


Irish Sea routes prepare for IMO Global Sulphur Cap 2020
Stena Line is currently engaging with freight customers on its Irish Sea routes to advise them of an important International Maritime Organisation (IMO) environmental regulation which will come into effect on 1st January 2020.


Professional, modern freight forwarding, warehousing and haulage solutions
This year marks the 30th year in business for National Seaways Freight Ltd., one of the largest independent, Irish-owned freight forwarding companies in Ireland.


Stena Line introduces Stena Forecaster to Belfast – Liverpool service
As a part of the ongoing development of Stena Line’s Irish Sea route network, the Stena Forecaster is transferred from Stena RoRo to Stena Line and will enter service on the Belfast - Liverpool route from Tuesday, 12 February 2019


Madden Marine charts 2019 business success
Madden Marine, one of Northern Ireland’s leading specialist ship refit companies has just completed work on the second of Stena Line’s five Irish Sea ferry refit projects at Belfast’s Harland and Wolff shipyard. 


Stena Line’s three Irish Sea E-Flexer ships now in construction
Ferry Company Stena Line has reached an important milestone in its major new fleet investment programme with the steel cutting of a third E-Flexer RoPax ship to be deployed on its Irish Sea routes.


Stena Line introduces first AI-assisted vessel
As a central part of Stena Line’s efforts to reduce fuel consumption and minimise environmental impact, the company is now running a pilot study using artificial intelligence technology on board vessels. 


Belfast welcomes Stean Forerunner
Belfast Harbour CEO Joe O’Neill welcomed Captain Marcel Schaar of the Stena Forerunner to Belfast ahead of the ferry’s first sailing from Belfast to Liverpool.  


First of Stena Line’s three new Irish Sea ships to operate on Dublin – Holyhead route
Stena Line has confirmed that the first of its new RoPax ferries currently under construction in China is planned to enter service on its Dublin - Holyhead route early 2020.


Stena Line launches ‘battery power’ initiative
The next step in Stena Line's ongoing sustainability strategy is to test new environmentally friendly energy options for the propulsion of its vessels.


Stena Line Ports invests £4m in Holyhead port upgrades
Stena Line Ports is investing more than £4m in upgrades to improve infrastructure at the Port of Holyhead after recording a record year for freight growth.


Stena Line’s Belfast services deliver record 2017
2017 marked another record trading year for leading ferry company Stena Line across its travel and freight services.


The container transport specialist
Mattie Andrews International Transport is a long-established and highly-regarded container transport specialist operating out of Dublin Port.


Poor road access at Scottish Ports disadvantages NI economy says Stena Line
Businesses across Northern Ireland continue to be disadvantaged by poor road access to their key GB markets.


Stena Line to add extra North Sea freight capacity on Rotterdam to Harwich route
In response to demand on the route from Rotterdam (Europoort) to Harwich, Stena Line is to increase capacity by changing to larger ships.


Stena Line launches new timetable on Rosslare – Fishguard route
The new timetable on Stena Line’s Rosslare – Fishguard route has set sail and now gives customers the chance to avail of three day sailings and one extended overnight crossing.


Stena Line invests £5m in local fleet refit
Stena Line has just completed the refit of all seven ships in its Irish Sea North ferry fleet with a total investment programme of £5m.


Allen Removal & Storage are true specialists
Allen Removals & Storage Ltd is Ireland’s leading home and business removal company. Trading successfully for over 40 years, the family-run business makes moving your home or premises easy.


Stena Line refreshes its Rosslare – Fishguard ferry timetable
Stena Line has just announced a revised timetable on its Rosslare – Fishguard ferry service which will see customers enjoying a choice of three day time sailings and one extended overnight crossing from 22nd May.


A port in any storm
Warrenpoint Port is Northern Irelands second commercial port, handling over three million tonnes of cargo annually. We caught up with Warrenport Harbour Authority CEO Peter Conway to find out more about the success of this vital gateway to the UK and Europe.