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Stena shows off Belfast investment

[ August 24, 2016   //   ]

Stena Line’s Route Manager Paul Grant (centre) hosted a visit by Northern Ireland infrastructure minister Chris Hazzard (left) and finance minister Máirtín Ó Muilleoir at the Belfast terminal on 22 August. The Ministers had the opportunity to see the significant investment by Stena Line in its operations in Northern Ireland including the recent £5million ship refit investment programme at the Harland & Wolff shipyard in Belfast.

Minister Chris Hazzard, commented: “It makes sense to have a strong link between public sector infrastructure priorities and private investment plans. I want to deliver improved transport links between ports and their hinterlands to core transport routes in the north.”

Finance Minister Máirtín Ó Muilleoir added: “This latest investment signals their continued commitment to operations here and highlights the vital role Stena Line plays in maintaining our strategic trade links with the rest of the world. Furthermore, it demonstrates the important impact investing in our infrastructure can have, not only as a boost to the wider economy, but to local communities who benefit through job creation and skills development.”

For Stena, Paul Grant, said: Over the last number of years Belfast has become an increasingly important hub for Stena Line freight and tourism volumes into Northern Ireland so it’s important that we communicate this ongoing development to key figures in the NI Assembly such as Ministers Hazzard and Ó Muilleoir.”