Stena Line’s Belfast services deliver record year

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2017 marked another record trading year for Stena Line on its routes from Belfast to Cairnryan, Liverpool and Heysham.

  • Freight units: 514,000 (+3%)
  • Cars: 360,000 (+2.5%)
  • Passengers: over 1.5m (+2.5%)
  • Coach traffic delivered the biggest increase at 10.5% underscoring Belfast’s ongoing tourist boom.

Today Belfast represents Stena Line’s largest operational hub with seven ships providing up to 22 daily crossing options.
A further £500,000 will be invested in the upgrade of onboard passenger facilities this spring.

Photo: Stena Line

Oslo one step closer to a zero emission port

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The Swedish company Processkontroll Elektriska AB has been chosen to build the new shore power installation in the Port of Oslo.
Stena Line would like to connect its ferry STENA SAGA. However, to convert the veteran Stena is seeking subsidies from Enova SF, owned by the Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy. Otherwise it is not economically sustainable.
On Tuesdays the ship is 10 hours in port. According to the company’s own calculations, the use of shore power every Tuesday will help reduce annual emissions by about seven tonnes of NOx and 300 tonnes of CO2.
Color Line already has two ships connected to shore power. Now the port hopes that DFDS will also opt for cold ironing for its cruise ferries.

Photo: Mike Louagie

New EUR 24 million quay and berths for Stena Line in Rotterdam

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Dutch construction and engineering company Ballast Nedam has replaced the existing quay and built two new berths at the Stena Line freight terminal in Europoort, Rotterdam. This was needed because of the intention to introduce larger ships, and because the quay was getting too old.
Initially only one berth would be replaced, but the booming North Sea business made Stena ask during the works Port of Rotterdam to invest in a second berth. Ballast Nedam was able to change the plans and realised successfully a new 2-berth terminal.

Photo: Ballast Nedam