Stena Line to continue running its Birkenhead-Belfast route until 2100

Ferry line’s deal with Peel Ports allows it to operate from UK town’s 12 Quays port and ferry terminal 

Stena Line to continue running its Birkenhead-Belfast route until 2100

Stena Line 

Stena Line will operate its Birkenhead, UK, to Belfast, Ireland, route until 2100

By Alice Chambers |

Stena Line is to operate the 12 Quays port and ferry terminal in Birkenhead, UK, until the year 2100, after signing a new long-term deal with owner Peel Ports. 

The ferry line has been offering its two daily ferry services from Birkenhead to Belfast, Northern Ireland, since 2011, most recently with its two new E-Flexer ferries Stena Edda and Stena Embla, This has increased passenger capacity on the route by one-third. The new deal will allow Stena to continue running this service for at least another 77 years. 

The deal aims to continue the strong partnership between the two companies and to continue to improve trade in Birkenhead.  

“After 12 successful years in 12 Quays, our business in Birkenhead continues to flourish year-after-year,” said Niclas Martensson, CEO of Stena Line. “This deal is a sign of our long-term commitment to Birkenhead and Peel Ports, with whom we have a very strong partnership. We will continue to make significant investments to increase our services to our customers across the Irish Sea.” 

Stena Line has also bought two sites adjacent to the 12 Quays Terminal to provide additional freight storage for its freight customers.  

“We have built a highly successful partnership with Stena Line over the years for the developing of services across the Irish Sea, and we are delighted this long-term agreement reaffirms our commitment to enable further investment into Birkenhead and the Mersey cluster,” said David Huck, chief operating officer at Peel Ports Group.  

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