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Stena Line introduces first AI-assisted vessel
As a central part of Stena Line’s efforts to reduce fuel consumption and minimise environmental impact, the company is now running a pilot study using artificial intelligence technology on board vessels. 


Belfast welcomes Stean Forerunner
Belfast Harbour CEO Joe O’Neill welcomed Captain Marcel Schaar of the Stena Forerunner to Belfast ahead of the ferry’s first sailing from Belfast to Liverpool.  


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


Stena Line launches ‘battery power’ initiative
The next step in Stena Line's ongoing sustainability strategy is to test new environmentally friendly energy options for the propulsion of its vessels.


Stena Line Ports invests £4m in Holyhead port upgrades
Stena Line Ports is investing more than £4m in upgrades to improve infrastructure at the Port of Holyhead after recording a record year for freight growth.


Stena Line’s Belfast services deliver record 2017
2017 marked another record trading year for leading ferry company Stena Line across its travel and freight services.


The container transport specialist
Mattie Andrews International Transport is a long-established and highly-regarded container transport specialist operating out of Dublin Port.


Poor road access at Scottish Ports disadvantages NI economy says Stena Line
Businesses across Northern Ireland continue to be disadvantaged by poor road access to their key GB markets.


Stena Line to add extra North Sea freight capacity on Rotterdam to Harwich route
In response to demand on the route from Rotterdam (Europoort) to Harwich, Stena Line is to increase capacity by changing to larger ships.


Stena Line launches new timetable on Rosslare – Fishguard route
The new timetable on Stena Line’s Rosslare – Fishguard route has set sail and now gives customers the chance to avail of three day sailings and one extended overnight crossing.


Stena Line invests £5m in local fleet refit
Stena Line has just completed the refit of all seven ships in its Irish Sea North ferry fleet with a total investment programme of £5m.


Allen Removal & Storage are true specialists
Allen Removals & Storage Ltd is Ireland’s leading home and business removal company. Trading successfully for over 40 years, the family-run business makes moving your home or premises easy.


Stena Line refreshes its Rosslare – Fishguard ferry timetable
Stena Line has just announced a revised timetable on its Rosslare – Fishguard ferry service which will see customers enjoying a choice of three day time sailings and one extended overnight crossing from 22nd May.


A port in any storm
Warrenpoint Port is Northern Irelands second commercial port, handling over three million tonnes of cargo annually. We caught up with Warrenport Harbour Authority CEO Peter Conway to find out more about the success of this vital gateway to the UK and Europe.


Overseas Heavy Transport Ship Albatross moves to Port of Corks Ringaskiddy Deepwater Berth
Three new, ship-to-shore container cranes manufactured in Ireland by Liebherr and assembled in Cork Harbour are scheduled for delivery to Crowley Puerto Rico Services Isla Grande Terminal in San Juan later this month.


GateHouse Launches Cloud for Live Tracking of Loads at Sea
Data unifier and aggregator GateHouse Logistics announced that it has launched a new cloud service to provide valuable real-time tracking of loads port-to-port.


Stena Line hits half a million freight units in Belfast
Leading ferry company Stena Line has posted a record year for freight traffic volumes on its Belfast Harbour routes in 2016. For the first time in its history, Stena Line has carried over 500,000 freight units through Belfast Harbour.


9.2 million tonnes of trade handled through Port of Cork in 2016
Total traffic through the Port of Cork reached 9.2 million tonnes in 2016, a slight decrease compared to 2015 traffic.


Dublin Port opens up Port Centre to the City with new Public Realm
Dublin Port has announced details of a new project to soften its boundaries to the City and provide public realm at Port Centre for the first time in 35 years.


Port of Cork opens new automated Gate Operating System at Tivoli Container Terminal
The Port of Cork Company (POCC) has announced the recent introduction of a new €750,000 automated gate operating system for its Tivoli Container Terminal.


Stena Line to add extra North Sea freight capacity on Rotterdam to Killingholme route
In response to demand on the routes from Rotterdam (Europoort and Hoek van Holland) to Killingholme, Stena Line is to add additional capacity by introducing a second ship from Europoort to Killingholme.


11 Million Tonnes of Trade Flowed through Ports of Cork and Bantry in 2015
2015 was a very good year for the Port of Cork and subsidiaries.


Stena signs contract for four new RoPax ferries
Stena has signed a contract, subject to Board approval by the end of April, for an order of four new RoPax ferries with planned delivery during 2019 and 2020, with an option for another four vessels.


Arkil Ltds ship comes in - to Dingle Harbour
The TV cameras were in Dingle Harbour recently to witness the biggest ship ever to dock in the pier.


Harland and Wolff secures £4m Stena Line contract
Stena Line has continued its tradition of supporting the local maritime industry by placing a £4.4m contract with Harland and Wolff for the refit of its Irish Sea ferry fleet.