News

Stena Line’s newest ship arrives in Belfast

Stena Line’s newest ship arrives in Belfast

Stena Line’s newest addition to its fleet, the brand-new Stena Embla has arrived in Belfast.
Stena Embla is the third E-Flexer ferry to be commissioned for Stena Line’s Irish Sea routes in the last 12 months, three of the most modern ferries in the world.
Stena Embla will join her sister ship on the popular Belfast – Liverpool route later this month. Stena Embla has the capacity to carry 1,000 passengers, 120 cars and with 3,100 freight lane meters, it will increase Belfast – Liverpool freight capacity by 20% and raise passenger capacity by 33%.
Stena Embla arrived in Belfast on 2nd January and will complete preparatory works before going into commercial service. The Stena Embla will join sister vessel Stena Edda, which launched on the route in March 2020 and will replace the Stena Mersey.
Paul Grant, Stena Line’s Irish Sea Trade Director said: “The arrival in Belfast of our newly built Stena Embla is yet another important milestone in the ongoing enhancement programme of our Irish Sea services. We have now invested over £400m in our ferries and port facilities on the Irish Sea in recent years. The Belfast-Liverpool route is one of the most popular Irish Sea crossings for both freight and leisure traffic so having a second vessel of the calibre of Stena Embla, with a host of high-quality passenger facilities, will further increase its appeal and expand our capacity.”
“In March 2020 we launched our new build Stena Edda onto the Belfast-Liverpool service and the feedback from our freight and leisure customers was extremely positive. Now we will have two ships offering identical services and facilities which will help take our service levels on the route to new heights. We have real confidence in the future of our Belfast services and our Irish Sea routes in general, which is why this region has attracted three brand new ships in the last 12 months alone.”
Paul Grant concluded: “Clearly 2020 has been a difficult year for our business, however, despite this Stena Line has remained resolute in our ongoing commitment to driving our freight and travel business forward in the region.”

Click to add a comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

News

Michael Flood is an experienced travel expert with over 35 years' experience of the airline industry and the travel and tourism world.

More in News

Spotlight: An Exclusive Interview with Tony Roberts, VP Princess Cruises

Fionn DavenportMarch 2, 2021

AWTE Ireland Members Reach Halfway Point in 80-Day Challenge

Fionn DavenportMarch 2, 2021

2022 Bookings on the Rise as Holidaymakers Look to Make Up for Lost Time

Fionn DavenportMarch 2, 2021

Cork Airport Responds to Ryanair Decision to Not Re-Open Cork Base Until Winter 2021

Fionn DavenportMarch 2, 2021

New ‘Around the World in 80 Days’ Sailing with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

Fionn DavenportMarch 2, 2021

Biden Proclamation Paves Way for Month-Long Focus on Irish-American Affairs

Fionn DavenportMarch 2, 2021

Tourism Ireland Announces Global Greening Line-up for St Patrick’s Day 2021

Fionn DavenportMarch 2, 2021

Armagh Streams Six-Day Home of St Patrick Festival to the World

Fionn DavenportMarch 2, 2021

Tourism Sector Launches ‘Open Thailand Safely’ Campaign

Fionn DavenportMarch 2, 2021

Copyright © 2021 ittn