Lion Ferry

Lion Ferry was a Swedish ferry company which operated passenger and freight ferry services in Scandinavia and North America. The company commenced operations in 1960 on the Halmstad – Aarhus route.

In 1965 the Norwegian operator Europafergen was acquired. In 1973 the company formed a joint venture with Irish Shipping and Fearnley & Eger to form Irish Continental Line to open a new ferry route from Rosslare (Ireland) to Le Havre (France).

Irish Shipping went into liquidation in 1984 and Irish Continental Line was sold off in a management buyout emerging as the Irish Continental Group.

In 1970 Lion Ferry opened a new route between Portland (USA) and Yarmouth (Canada), however this route closed in 1976.

In 1985 Lion Ferry was acquired by Stena Line but continued to operate as a separate company within the Stena Group. In 1995 the company opened a new route from Karlskrona (Sweden) to Gdynia (Poland).

In 1997 following a reorganisation Lion Ferry was rebranded Stena Line.

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