Stena Line has reached an important milestone in its major new fleet investment programme, with the steel cutting of a third E-Flexer ro-pax ship to be deployed on its Irish Sea routes.

This means that all three new E-Flexer ships, planned to enter into service on the Irish Sea during 2020 and 2021, are now under construction at the Avic Weihai Shipyard in China.

The first of the new vessels will commence operation on the Holyhead to Dublin route in early 2020, with the remaining two ships to be introduced on the Liverpool to Belfast route in 2020 and 2021.