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Stena Line posts 6.5% increase in cars using Irish Sea services

By John Mulgrew

Stena Line has announced a 6.5% rise in the number of cars carried across its Irish Sea routes.

The ferry firm said July rounded off a "strong first six months" for the year.

Car volumes rose by 3% between January and June.

Orla Noonan, Stena Line's head of travel, added: "Traditionally, July is a very busy month for us across the Irish Sea as we enter our peak season, but to post a 6.5% year-on-year increase in our car volumes pays tribute to the quality of the service we operate."

The ferry company carries around 2.2 million passengers and 614,000 cars across the Irish Sea each year.

Stena Line runs several services from Northern Ireland, including Belfast to Cairnryan, Liverpool and Heysham.

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