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First of Stena Line’s 3 new Irish Sea ships to operate on Dublin – Holyhead route

16th June 2018 - 1:40pm

Niall Gibbons (CEO of Tourism Ireland) and Ian Davies (Stena Line Trade Director, Irish Sea South

Niall Gibbons (CEO of Tourism Ireland) and Ian Davies (Stena Line Trade Director, Irish Sea South

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. Last year Stena (Stena Line’s parent company) announced a new build contract for a new generation of RoPax ferry vessels, Stena E-Flexer, with planned deliveries during 2020 and 2021. Stena has ordered the construction of six new vessels from the AVIC Shipyard in China and the plan is to locate three of these ships on Stena Line´s Irish Sea routes. The other three will be chartered out to external parties by Stena Line’s sister company Stena RoRo.

 

Ian Davies (Stena Line Trade Director Irish Sea South) commented: “Freight volumes have surpassed the Celtic Tiger peaks of 2007 and we are confident that this upward trend will continue. 2017 was a record year for Stena Line in the Irish Sea where we carried over 800,000 freight units on our routes to and from the Island of Ireland. We welcome the addition of the first of our new generation RoPax vessels on Dublin - Holyhead. It will significantly increase freight capacity and raise the service standards for travel and freight customers.”

 

Niall Gibbons (CEO Tourism Ireland) said: “Stena Line’s decision to locate the first of its new generation of ferries on the Holyhead to Dublin route is a strong indication of its continued confidence in the future of tourism between Britain and Ireland. We look forward to working in partnership with Stena Line, to drive demand for its services and help grow visitor numbers from Britain to the island of Ireland in the years ahead.”

 

The new vessels under construction are being built in line with Stena Line’s strategic business focuses on sustainability and digitalisation with the aim of providing state-of-the-art efficiency, flexibility and customer service.


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Niall Gibbons (CEO of Tourism Ireland) and Ian Davies (Stena Line Trade Director, Irish Sea South
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.

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