Twenty years on from setting up its ferry services in Belfast, Stena Line is about to enjoy 2015 as its busiest year to date for car and freight numbers.
In the two decades since it moved to Belfast, Stena Line has expanded its services significantly and today the company employs over 900 staff, transports 1.4 million passengers, 318 000 cars and almost 500 000 freight units annually.
When the Irish Sea’s leading ferry company established its Belfast operation on 12 November 1995, it operated three ferries to one port in Scotland. Today, that service has expanded to seven vessels operating year round services to Cairnryan, Birkenhead (Liverpool) and Heysham with a mix of freight and leisure traffic.
Stena Line has delivered some impressive numbers on its Belfast services over the last two decades, including transporting 26 million passengers, 5.5 million cars and over 4 million freight units.