Highly Anticipated New Stena Line Ferry Arrives in Northern Ireland for Final Trials
The next generation of ferry travel proudly sailed into Belfast Harbour on Wednesday, with STENA EDDA undertaking important final trials before it welcomes passengers on the Belfast to Liverpool route in the coming weeks.
Welcomed by a flotilla of boats, STENA EDDA arrived at dawn after a four-week voyage from China. She is the second ropax in the series of ‘E-Flexers’.
The new vessel took part in successful berthing trials at Belfast Harbour’s VT2 Terminal. A new access ramp has been specially built to accommodate the multi-million-pound ferry in Belfast.
With 40% more deck capacity, 40% more cabins and 30% more fuel efficiency than current vessels on the route, it will accommodate up to 1,000 passengers, 120 cars in its dedicated garage deck and 3,100 lane metres of freight.
STENA EDDA is part of a nine-figure investment by Stena Line in three new vessels and port upgrades, redefining ferry travel in the Irish Sea. STENA EDDA is the first of two new ferries that will run on the popular Belfast to Liverpool route.