Stena Embla Diverted To Rosslare

STENA LINE’s newest addition, the Stena Embla, made its Irish Sea debut on the Rosslare-Cherbourg service after being originally scheduled for service on the Belfast-Liverpool route. The first sailing was a 20.25hrs departure from Rosslare on Thursday 14 January.
Stena Embla has the capacity to carry 3,100 freight lane metres, increasing freight capacity by 20% on the Rosslare-Cherbourg route and providing 60% more cabins for freight drivers.
Stena Embla is the third E-Flexer ferry to be commissioned for Stena Line’s Irish Sea routes in the last 12 months as part of a €400m investment.
Paul Grant, Stena Line’s Irish Sea trade director, told Transport News: ‘Given the short term market distortion, we have decided to temporarily deploy Stena Embla on the Rosslare-Cherbourg route. Clearly Brexit has created an increase in the demand for direct freight routes, and in particular driver accompanied freight, so the addition of Stena Embla, whilst temporary, plus the recently introduced Stena Foreteller to the route will provide a welcome addition for our customers at this time.’

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