Thursday 12th November marked the 20th Anniversary of Sealink Stena Line (now Stena Line) moving its operations to Belfast from Larne.
Twenty years on from setting up its ferry services in Belfast, Stena Line is set to make 2015 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.
Today, the Stena Line service has expanded to seven vessels operating year round services to Cairnryan, Birkenhead (Liverpool) and Heysham with a mix of freight and leisure traffic. Over the last two decades the Belfast routes have handled 26 million passengers, 5.5 million cars and over 4 million freight units.