Bigger ships to boost Seatruck space

Seatruck Ferries is to increase capacity on its Warrenpoint to Heysham route by 30%, or 30,000 trailers a year, by deploying two larger freight ferries on the route later this summer. The four-deck 2012-built Seatruck Precision and Seatruck Performance will replace the current three-deck vessels, operating a twice daily service between the ports. Chief executive Alistair Eagles, said:  “Adding larger ships to the Warrenpoint route is the next logical step for Seatruck ... [+]

Heysham opens bridge to growth

Heysham Port has officially opened its new link-span bridge at as part of a £10m investment by its owner-operator Peel Ports. The port is gateway for Irish Sea trade with daily sailings operated by Seatruck, Stena Line and the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company. As well as the new link-span, ... [+]

Surefreight opens Heysham site

Haulier Surefreight has opened a new £1.3 million depot at the port of Heysham in Lancashire, from where ferry operator Seatruck runs regular services to Ireland. Opening of the new depot was marked by a ceremony on 2 September and follows the opening of a new link from the Peel Ports ... [+]

New berth plan for Heysham as road link opens

Peel Ports is to invest £10m in a new link-span bridge and a fourth berth at Heysham to handle larger ferries. It will also create a new port entrance and improve IT and terminal operating systems. Work will begin in November and is expected to be completed by October 2017. It follows the ... [+]

Relief road to transform Heysham’s prospects, says ro ro boss

Chief executive of Irish Sea freight  ferry operator Seatruck, Alistair Eagles says the opening of the new £124.5m Bay Gateway relief road in Lancaster, is the biggest commercial opportunity for the Port of Heysham in its history. The opening, on 31 October would unleash the port’s potential to win more Irish ... [+]

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