Further Information on the Harwich - Hook of Holland Ferry Route
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Harwich is a town in Essex, England and one of the Haven ports, located on the coast with the North Sea to the east. It is in the Tendring district. Nearby places include Felixstowe to the northeast, Ipswich to the northwest and Colchester to the southwest.
The Royal Navy is no longer present in Harwich but Harwich International Port at nearby Parkeston continues to offer regular ferry services to the Hook of Holland (Hoek van Holland) in the Netherlands and Esbjerg in Denmark. Many operations of the large container port at Felixstowe and of Trinity House, the lighthouse authority, are managed from Harwich, and plans for the development of a new container port in Bathside Bay were approved by the British government in December 2005.
Hook of Holland Ferry Port - For Full Information - Click Here
The Hook of Holland is a town in South Holland in the Netherlands. It is situated on the North Sea coast, on the north bank of the Nieuwe Waterweg ship canal. The ferry terminal is operated by Stena Line with the passenger terminal and access for passenger cars being next to Hoek van Holland Haven Station and the freight entrance being to the east of the town.
There has been a ferry service operating from Hoek van Holland since 1893 with only the two World Wars interrupting the service. Currently two routes are being operated: one, a day and night freight and passenger service, to Harwich and the other, a night, freight only service to Killingholme.
Stena Line offer two ferry routes direct from England. One on the east, traveling between Harwich and the Hook of Holland and one on the West travelling from Fleetwood direct to Larne in Northern Ireland, just 22 miles from the capital, Belfast.
Harwich - Hook of Holland - A fantastic alternative to Europe than the Dover Calais route. Reduce the amount of driving by getting the ferry direct to Holland between Harwich and the Hook of Holland. Stena offer 14 crossings a week with a crossing time of 6 hours and 30 minutes.
Fleetwood - Larne - Travel from the port of Fleetwood direct to Larne in Northern Ireland located just 22 miles from Belfast. Stena Line offers 4 crossings a day with a crossing time of 8 hours.
Stena Line is of the world's largest ferry operators, with ferry services serving England and many other European countries. Stena Line doubled in size in 1990 with the acquisition of Sealink British Ferries from Sea Containers Ltd. This first became Sealink Stena Line, then Stena Sealink Line and finally Stena Line (UK), which now operates all of Stena's ferry services between Great Britain and Ireland.
Stena Line was founded in, and is still operated from, Gothenburg, Sweden by Sten A. Olsson when he acquired Skagenlinjen between Gothenburg, Sweden and Fredrikshavn, Denmark in 1962.
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