Stena Line’s newest ship arrives in Belfast

Stena Line’s newest ship arrives in Belfast

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Stena Embla will make a daily return trip between Belfast and Liverpool

Stena Line’s newest ship, Stena Embla, has arrived in Belfast, UK, after a six-week journey from the CMI Jinling Weihai shipyard in China.

Stena Embla is the third E-Flexer ferry to be added to Stena Line’s Irish Sea routes in the past 12 months. She has capacity to carry 1,000 passengers, 120 cars and 3,100 lane metres of freight. The new ship will join Stena Edda on the route between Belfast and Liverpool, UK, making one daily return trip.

“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,” said Paul Grant, Irish Sea trade director for Stena Line. “We have now invested over £400 million 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. Clearly 2020 has been a difficult year for our business. Despite this, Stena Line has remained resolute in our ongoing commitment to driving our freight and travel business forward in the region.”

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Alex Smith
By Alex Smith
05 January 2021

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