NorthLink News

Here you’ll find news, press releases and articles about NorthLink’s activities throughout the year! Check back often as it’ll be updated regularly!

NorthLink ports gear up for extra cycle space

NorthLink ports gear up for extra cycle space

Serco NorthLink Ferries is now even more cycle-friendly with a new suite of storage facilities at nearly every port in its network. Work has been completed at four ports to provide capacity for 34 bikes.

NorthLink Videos

NorthLink Videos

View videos about the NorthLink Ferries service to Orkney and Shetland here!

Bookings open for 2020 NorthLink sailings

Bookings open for 2020 NorthLink sailings

Serco NorthLink Ferries are now taking reservations for next year’s sailings. From Wednesday 30th October 2019, customers can make 2020 bookings for sailings to and from Orkney and Shetland through www.northlinkferries.co.uk, on the NorthLink app available for IOS or Android, or by calling 0845 6000 449 / 01856 885500.

Serco awarded £450m contract for Northern Isles Ferry Services

Serco awarded £450m contract for Northern Isles Ferry Services

Serco, the international service company, has been selected as preferred bidder to continue managing and operating the lifeline Northern Isles Ferry Services for passengers and freight between the Scottish mainland and the Orkney Islands and Shetland Islands, providing essential access and supplies for the islanders.

All about Serco NorthLink Ferries

All about Serco NorthLink Ferries

Find out all about Serco NorthLink Ferries, who operate three passenger vessels on the Orkney and Shetland routes and have offices in Aberdeen, Hatston, Kirkwall, Lerwick, Scrabster and Stromness.

Serco NorthLink Ferries in European first with digital crew management

Serco NorthLink Ferries in European first with digital crew management

Serco NorthLink Ferries has become the first European ferry operator to introduce a pioneering digital platform that helps maritime operators to manage their crews. Ankaa Marine is a unique cloud-based portal and app for collecting, storing and processing seafarer information. It replaces outdated software applications or even paper-based systems and is the only product of its type available on the market.

Serco NorthLink Ferries introduces ‘gold standard’ of accessible toilets

Serco NorthLink Ferries introduces ‘gold standard’ of accessible toilets

Passengers with complex disabilities and their carers can now use specially designed ‘Changing Places’ toilets aboard two of Serco NorthLink’s ferries. The move is a result of a partnership with the organisation PAMIS (Promoting A More Inclusive Society) which campaigns for these facilities, and has been supported by Transport Scotland.

Warm ‘Welcome’ on NorthLink Ferries with accessibility app

Warm ‘Welcome’ on NorthLink Ferries with accessibility app

Serco NorthLink Ferries has partnered with one of Scotland’s digital start-ups to improve journeys for customers who require additional support. The ‘Welcome’ app by Neatebox helps to overcome hurdles for passengers with specific accessibility requirements.

Treat your dad to dinner on NorthLink Ferries for charity

Treat your dad to dinner on NorthLink Ferries for charity

Kids can feed their fathers for a good cause on Sunday 16 June on board Serco NorthLink Ferries. The Father’s Day special means children travelling with their dad can buy him any main course meal at the Feast restaurant menu for a donation of just £1.

Successful open day and cruise for RNLI

Successful open day and cruise for RNLI

Lerwick Ladies Lifeboat Guild raised more than £9,000 at its latest open day on Saturday (8 June). Hundreds of people braved the weather to attend the event on Victoria Pier which featured stalls, RNLI souvenirs, raffles, teas, barbecue and ice cream, face painting and a full programme of live music.

NorthLink Ferries Cultivates Agri Show Presence

NorthLink Ferries Cultivates Agri Show Presence

Visitors to some of Scotland’s main agricultural shows this summer could win free travel to the Northern Isles on board Serco NorthLink Ferries. Anyone stopping by the company’s stand at the Royal Highland Show, Caithness Show, Turriff Show or Isles Shows will be able to enter a prize draw for a trip on board its vessels.

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