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!
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.
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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 It replaces outdated software applications or even paper-based systems and is the only product of its type available on the market.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
UK’s first large ship-to-shore commercial connection to be installed in Stromness as part of green power project
A project to supply locally produced 'green' electrical power to the MV Hamnavoe NorthLink ferry while docked in Stromness, Orkney, is due to get underway shortly. The project is believed to be the first large commercial ship shore connection in the UK.
Northern Isles ferry operator Serco NorthLink Ferries is predicting its busiest ever holiday season. The company has just completed training for its 31 seasonal Passenger Service Assistants who have joined the team ahead of the summer surge. Bookings in 2019 have already been extremely strong.