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!

Hamnavoe Dry Dock Enhancements

Hamnavoe Dry Dock Enhancements

The MV Hamnavoe is due to be in dry dock from 13th to 26th January (inclusive), and there will be additional north and southbound calls into Kirkwall by the MV Hrossey and MV Hjaltland. During this time the MV Helliar will provide a replacement service on the Pentland Firth route.

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NorthLink Videos

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NorthLink Ferries team raises more than £6,000 for a great cause

NorthLink Ferries team raises more than £6,000 for a great cause

Team members from Serco NorthLink Ferries are celebrating after raising an astonishing £6,636.12 for The Brain Tumour Charity over the last year. Employees raised the funds after a successful year of fundraising activities ranging from sponsored walks, raffles and sweepstakes.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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