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New freight ship begins service on Stena Line’s Dublin-Liverpool route

Swedish ferry company, Stena Line introduced a larger RoRo ship, Bore Song, on the Dublin-Liverpool (Birkenhead) route last week, and the ship has now proved herself. The freight only vessel has increased capacity on the route by 30 per cent.

Stena Line’s Dublin-Liverpool dedicated freight service has been operational since 15 February 2024 with cover ships serving customers temporarily whilst the company searched for a longer-term solution.

Bore Song entered service on the route on Sunday 14 April on the 18:00hrs sailing from 12 Quays in Birkenhead. 

With capacity for almost 3,000 lane metres of freight, the ship provides significantly more space and is well suited for the demand for unaccompanied freight on this route.

With the addition of the new vessel to the Irish Sea fleet, Stena Line will now restore capacity on the Rosslare-Fishguard and Rosslare-Cherbourg routes.

Paul Grant, Trade Director Irish Sea, Stena Line said,

“Bore Song is a welcome addition to our Stena Line fleet and will secure our capacity on our new unaccompanied freight route between Dublin and Birkenhead.

“Our ships and our teams onboard have been flexible with covering the route whilst we searched for a longer-term solution, and we’re delighted to have secured the vessel to boost our freight capacity and better serve our customers on a key trading route between Ireland and Britain.”

Ships Montly - January 2024

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