STENA Line has confirmed it will be adding extra freight capacity to its Belfast-Liverpool service.
The Stena 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.”