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Stena Commit to Cairnryan
than 500 Lochryan jobs have been safeguarded after Stena Line
committed themselves to a brand-new base just north of Cairnryan
ferry company hope to be operating from the multi-million
pound Port at Old House Point in under three years. And their
investment has been matched by the Scottish Executive who
have confirmed that a £14 million road upgrade programme
will commence on the A77 trunk road shortly.
double-boost for the area has met with delight from Stena
employees, local councillors and politicians alike who had
feared the company would leave Lochryan altogether.
Line management made the journey from Sweden to Stranraer
on Friday to mark the historic day in which they revealed
the plan behind their £70 million investment.
latest Port facilities and a new terminal at Old House Point
will be mirrored by a similar facility to be built further
down Belfast Lough from their existing Irish terminal.
will cut 30 minutes off each crossing of the company's flagship
vessel HSS Stena Voyager, thus allowing an extra crossing
each day. And that, say bosses, will reinforce Stena's position
as the market leader on Irish Sea crossings.