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PR: Stena’s Heysham service temporarily moves to Albert Quay

From Monday 14th June, Stena Line‘s Belfast to Heysham service operated by STENA HIBERNIA and STENA SCOTIA will temporarily relocate to Belfast Harbour‘s Albert Quay Terminal.

“As part of the on-going upgrade and development at our Victoria terminals the next stage of the program for the port infrastructure will be the refurbishment of the existing linkspan which serves the Belfast – Heysham vessels. To facilitate the work required to complete the infrastructure changes, Stena Line has made temporary arrangements to relocate the Belfast – Heysham service again to Albert Quay within Belfast Port commencing on Monday 14th June 2021.

During this period of relocation, we will only be able to accommodate driver accompanied vehicles and unaccompanied trailers for shipment. No trade vehicles or other unaccompanied traffic can be accepted for shipment on this service. There will be no change to the existing sailing schedule in operation on the Belfast-Heysham service during this period.

The Sunday 13th June 20:00hrs departure from Heysham will arrive and discharge as scheduled on Monday 14th June and all vehicles on this sailing will be available for collection from Victoria Terminal 1. The first sailing from Belfast will be the Monday 14th June at 20:00hrs– all vehicles booked on this sailing should check in at Albert Quay.

Stena Line notice to freight customers, 2nd June 2021
STENA HIBERNIA at the Albert Quay Berth in Belfast Harbour. Image Copyright Scott Mackey

Albert Quay – Terminal Opening Hours

The terminal will be open for the drop off and collection of trailers throughout the day, however, we will operate an ‘out of hours’ procedure for the release of trailers during the following times:

Monday to Sunday 21:30hrs – 05:00hrs

Saturday 10:00 hrs – 17:00hrs

Sunday 10:00hrs – 17:00hrs

Requests for trailer releases during these times should be submitted by email in advance to the following email address: [email protected]

As terminal space on Albert Quay will be limited, we must request that customers collect trailers as soon as possible after ship’s arrival. The 24 hour rule for delivery of trailers to the terminal applies at Albert Quay. No trailers will be accepted for shipment more than 24 hours before their schedule booking time.”


Shipyard: MIHO ZOSENSHO, SHIMIZU, SHIZUOKA, JAPAN , IMO Number: 9121637, 9121625
Current Operator: STENA LINE Current Route: Belfast (UK) - Heysham (UK)
Length Overall: 142.5m Beam: 23.2m
Passenger Capacity: 12Vehicle Capacity: 1562 lm
Tonnage: 13.017Sister-ships: N/A

Scott Mackey

Scott Mackey is a Transportation and Transport Research graduate from Ulster University at Jordanstown. He has significant experience in the ferry industry, having worked for Stena Line in onboard services, as a customer services agent and sales support administrator in the freight department. He also has significant experience in public and community transport, having worked for Translink and as project officer of a rural community transport partnership. Scott has written numerous features for shipping and transport magazines and books.
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