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In the NI Ferry Site blog we take a look at issues and stories across the wider ferry industry, as well as publish articles that don’t fit neatly into one of the other sections of the site.

  • STENA LAGAN arriving in Belfast. Copyright © Steven Tarbox.

    Want to keep up to date with the latest ferry news and discussion?  Why not join our Facebook Communities?

    Why not join one or both of our Facebook communities and keep up with the latest ferry news, views, and discussion.

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    A big change to the Site (and a change our Privacy Policy)

    NI Ferry Site has updated its privacy policy as a result of a change to how the site is funded.

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  • STENA LAGAN pictured in dry dock prior to painting 17.01.19. Copyright © Scott Mackey.

    Oops! New Server and Some Teething Problems

    NI Ferry Site has moved (again) which led to some people getting an out of date notification this morning.

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  • W.B. YEATS pictured at the Flensburg shipyard (FSG) on the morning of June 8th 2018. Copyright © Frank Jensen.

    My Ferry has been Delayed or Cancelled – Could I Be Entitled to Compensation?

    Had your ferry booking cancelled or delayed? Take a look at our handy FREE guide to claiming compensation under EU Rules. You could be entitled to a partial refund or even accommodation costs!

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  • Stena Lagan dry docked at Belfast's Harland and Wolff 28/1/17. Copyright © Scott Mackey.

    We’re back!

    Following major technical difficulties at our web host, NI Ferry Site is now back online.

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    NI Ferry Site annual refit (2018)

    NI Ferry Site is undergoing an update and facelift this year during quarter 1. The majority of changes, including the changes to navigation and layout, will take place during the following 2 weeks (from 21st February 2018). The website will remain available throughout this "refit" period.

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  • An artists impression of the planned cruise facility at Belfast's D3. Belfast Harbour

    Belfast’s New Cruise Terminal – Your Questions Answered.

    Update July 2019: According to Belfast Harbour’s annual report for 2018, planning consent was granted for the new cruise terminal at Belfast D3 on Airport Road West during March 2019. Market demand for the facility is being reviewed and “timelines for delivery” considered according to the annual report It’s been a while since plans for a new purpose-built cruise terminal in the Belfast Harbour estate were revealed, however there appears to be a lot of interest (and questions) from visitors to this site about the new development. In this article I will attempt to answer some of those questions. Where will the new cruise terminal be located? The proposed new cruise facility would be located in an area currently designated as…

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    Site update/planned downtime (we are moving again)!

    Eagle eyed visitors will have noticed a few changes on NI Ferry Site over the past couple of weeks. This has been the result of the ‘in-service refit’ which I previously posted about when we moved server from the US to Germany just under a month ago (it seems longer!).  This has taken a lot longer than I had hoped, but as a result things are moving a lot smoother.  I have added some proper galleries now and plan to replace  all of the photo feature pages with proper galleries over time.  This will both improve page loading times and also allow for pictures to be displayed at higher quality on larger screens (and in a light box) rather than…

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    (Another) site update.

    It has been a busy week in terms of site maintenance, even though there hasn't been a lot of added content to show for it! As previously posted the site moved physical location from the USA to Germany over the weekend. However, other work has been happening behind the scenes as well (and more to be done)

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  • STENA SUPERFAST VIII backs down Musgrave Channel towards Harland & Wolff's Commisioning Quay, 10.09.20. Copyright © Steven Tarbox

    We’re back *

    After a short period totally offline, NI Ferry Site is available again at www.niferry.co.uk (which is now the main address for the site) and www.niferry.com.  The original url of www.niferry.co.uk will take up to 48 hours to transfer from the original host (though in reality this usually takes just a couple of hours) and so may bring up an error page if used to access the site.

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  • STENA SUPERFAST VIII backs down Musgrave Channel towards Harland & Wolff's Commisioning Quay, 10.09.20. Copyright © Steven Tarbox

    Maintenance update.

    Migration to new host about to commence. This is just a quick update to let users know that I am about to start the process of migrating NI Ferry Site to its new European host. As notified earlier in the week, this process may lead to the site becoming unavailable or slow for periods during the next 48 hours or so. This will be the last post before a snapshot of the site contents and database is taken for use on the new host. Any further posts and updates will be from the new host.  The process will see the site move from Surpass Hosting based in the US to a much more suitable hosting package with 1&1 internet in Europe.…

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    NI Ferry Site Planned Maintenance.

    In order to allow NI Ferry Site to migrate to a new hosting provider, the website will only be available on an occasional basis this weekend from the evening of Friday 7th April until Sunday night.  This is to allow the various mechanisms of the internet to update to the new location, and hopefully the actual time the site is unavailable will be much shorter than this period. This migration will see the physical location of the website move from Florida to a server in Europe with a much faster connection and a superior uptime record.  The move should hopefully result in a much better user experience and a lot less down time due to technical problems, which are often a…

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