Stena Line has confirmed it will be adding extra freight capacity to its Belfast-Liverpool service. TheStena Hibernia will be introduced onto the route from Tuesday 5thNovember and will initially operate eight sailings per week giving freight customers greater availability and choice. The extra sailings will depart Liverpool Tues – Fri at 0300hrs and will depart Belfast Tues – Fri at 1500hrs.
Stena Line acquired the Belfast-Liverpool and Belfast – Heysham services in July 2011 and since then have undertaken an investment programme to increase capacity and improve service levels.
Paul Grant, Stena Line’s Route Manager Irish Sea North said: “The freight market is showing signs of recovery and it’s important that Stena Line adds capacity to accommodate the expected growth. Belfast continues to develop as a key freight hub for Stena Line with 11 daily departures to Cairnryan, Heysham and Liverpool and we are confident our customers will react positively to our expanded service.”
NOTES TO EDITOR: The Stena Line Freight route network is one of Europe’s largest, linking key ports and road connections across Northern Europe, operating in three business areas: Scandinavia, the North Sea and the Irish Sea with a network of 22 strategically located ferry routes in Europe. Stena Line operates the biggest fleet and the widest choice of routes between Ireland and Britain with an extensive route network including Belfast to Cairnryan, Belfast to Liverpool, Belfast to Heysham, Dun Laoghaire to Holyhead, Dublin Port to Holyhead and Rosslare to Fishguard.
MEDIA ENQUIRIES: For further information please contact Kate Ferguson of Duffy Rafferty Communications on Belfast (028) 9073 0880.