STENA LINE will be reducing freight capacity on its Belfast-Liverpool (Birkenhead) service due to a decline in freight demand. The freight only vessel Stena Forecaster will be removed from service resulting in a reduction of 10 trips per week.
On 9 March, Stena Line launched its largest ship ever on the Belfast-Liverpool route, the brand new Stena Edda, replacing the smaller Stena Lagan and at the time increased capacity for both freight and travel customers.
In early 2021, Stena Line will replace Stena Mersey with Stena Embla. These two new RoPax ferries will increase freight capacity by almost 30% and will double passenger capacity compared with the vessels they replace.