Ferry

  • Stena Line’s new ferry ‘floats out’ in China

    Stena Line’s new ferry ‘floats out’ in China

    27th May 2021

    Despite the ongoing pandemic, ferry company Stena Line has achieved another important milestone in its major new fleet investment programme with the ‘launching’ ceremony of the first new extended E-Flexer vessel in Weihai, China. The vessel was ordered in 2018…

  • Stena Estrid is returning to the Holyhead-Dublin route

    Stena Estrid is returning to the Holyhead-Dublin route

    19th May 2021

    With the expectation that travel restrictions between Ireland and Britain will be removed soon, ferry company Stena Line is bringing its new vessel Stena Estrid back to its key Holyhead-Dublin route. She will replace Stena Horizon which will return to…

  • Viking Line’s Mariella heads to the Med

    Viking Line’s Mariella heads to the Med

    17th May 2021

    The 1985-built stalwart Mariella, from the overnight Helsinki-Stockholm route, has been sold to Corsican Ferries for €19.6 million on a bareboat HP deal. She was put up for sale last autumn. Delivery was made in May while operations for the…

  • Damen launches RoPax 6716 for the Port Authority of Timor-Leste

    Damen launches RoPax 6716 for the Port Authority of Timor-Leste

    16th May 2021

    On 1 May 2021 Damen Yichang Shipyard launched a RoPax 6716 vessel to be operated by the Port Authority of Timor-Leste (APORTIL). She will operate between Timor-Leste’s capital Dili, the Oecusse enclave and the island of Ataúro, carrying up to…

  • Baltic ferries suffer but see summer light

    Baltic ferries suffer but see summer light

    16th May 2021

    The disaster of Covid-19 was reflected in last years’ losses for all the major companies as passenger numbers plummeted to zero on some routes due to restrictions. Other services suffered heavily because of capacity restrictions and simple fear of travelling.…

  • Construction work on Viking Glory progressing

    Construction work on Viking Glory progressing

    4th May 2021

      Work is in full swing at the XSI shipyard in Xiamen, China, where Viking Glory, claimed to be one of the world’s most climate-smart vessels, is taking shape. To manage the work and assure quality, Viking Line has a…

  • Ships Monthly May 2021 issue out now

    Ships Monthly May 2021 issue out now

    29th April 2021

    Ships Monthly May 2021 The latest issue of Ships Monthly is out now, and as usual it is packed with news and in-depth features, including a focus on HMS Bristol, USS Carl Vinson, Stena Europe, Wasa Express, and Delta Line’s…

  • Duty Free boosts Stena Line’s Shop sales

    Duty Free boosts Stena Line’s Shop sales

    28th April 2021

    Swedish ferry company Stena Line’s revenue from its onboard shops for the first quarter of the year has shown a large increase on its routes between the UK and the EU compared to the same period last year. The growth…