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Stena Line’s Newest Ship Debuts on Rosslare-Cherbourg instead of Belfast-Liverpool

Stena Line’s brand-new STENA EMBLA will make its Irish Sea debut on the Rosslare-Cherbourg service.  Originally scheduled for service on the Belfast-Liverpool route, due to the current Brexit related shift for direct routes and increasing customer demand, Stena Line has decided to temporarily deploy her on Rosslare-Cherbourg.

The first sailing will be from Rosslare on 14 January 2021.

STENA EMBLA will make three weekly return trips between Rosslare and Cherbourg, which alongside the STENA FORETELLER will see Stena Line operate 12 crossing per week between Ireland and the Continent.

Ferry Shipping News understands that route vessel STENA HORIZON needs maintenance. If she will return on the route is so far unclear.

Stockpiling Boosted DFDS December Freight Figures

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DFDS December volume report: Freight up 28% boosted by stockbuilding ahead of brexit

  • Freight lane metres (,000):
  • December 3,594 (2,810) = +28%
  • Full year 40,886 (41,280)= -1.0%
  • Passenger (,000):
  • December 78 (370)= -79.0%
  • Full year 1,498 (5,116)= -70.7%

North Sea volumes were boosted by stockbuilding ahead of Brexit, especially on the routes between Netherlands and the UK but also between Sweden and the UK.

Volumes on the English Channel were likewise boosted by the stockbuilding.

Baltic Sea volumes were above 2019 adjusted for the closure of the Paldiski-Hanko route.

Mediterranean volumes were above 2019 driven by higher volumes on all main corridors.