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Sunday 13 September. The meeting was the first between the two since STENA ESTRID left the shipyard in Weihai, China, last November. She is currently operating on the Belfast-Cairnryan route and STENA EDDA on the Belfast-Liverpool route.

In the beginning of 2021 their sister STENA EMBLA will join on the Liverpool route.


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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.

Biggest European Shipbuilders Collaborate On Vessel Connectivity

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The biggest European shipbuilders have announced a new cooperative initiative to develop and demonstrate a connected vessel platform. This project is named Code Kilo.

Chantiers de l’Atlantique, Damen Shipyards Group, Fincantieri, Lürssen, Meyer Werft, Naval Group and Navantia joined forces to harmonise data management solutions and standards. This new, ambitious project will seek for the full cooperation and engagement of all maritime stakeholders, including shipowners, shipbuilders, suppliers and classification societies, and it is supported by SEA Europe, the Shipyards’ and Maritime Equipment Association.

More information and updates will soon be available