Stena Line is temporarily relocating its Belfast-Heysham Service in preparation for the arrival of its new generation E-Flexer ships to its Belfast-Liverpool service in 2020/21.
The company says it needs to make a number of important port infrastructure upgrade changes to Victoria Terminal 2 (VT2) ahead of the arrival of its first new vessel, Stena Edda, in Spring 2020.
To minimise customer disruption and inconvenience whilst this work is being carried out, Stena Line has made temporary arrangements to relocate its Belfast – Heysham Service to Albert Dock/Ballast Quay for approximately 6 months, starting on Fri 14th June 2019.
Anna Breen, Stena Line’s Freight Commercial Manager (Irish Sea North) said: “ Whilst we fully appreciate the slight inconvenience this may cause, Albert Dock/Ballast Quay is a facility we have used before and are very familiar with so we will do all we can to minimise any possible inconvenience to our customers.
“As we invest and grow our business on the Belfast -Liverpool service, the new E-Flexers will provide an additional 20% freight capacity, hopefully this will provide even greater business development opportunities for our customers in the years ahead. Stena Line has a proven track record of investing in its ships and ports and nowhere is this more evident than in our expanding Belfast Hub.”
Stena Line has produced a map (see accompanying) outlining the most convenient way to access the new temporary facility at Albert Quay, Belfast Port.
Customer who require further information or clarification are advised to contact the Stena Line Customer Service Team on 0845 0704000.