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Dredgers Continue Work on New Scottish Ferryport Terminal

5th November 2010
Dredgers Continue Work on New Scottish Ferryport Terminal
Dredging work continues on the new ferryport terminal at Old House Point, close to the ferryports of Cairnryan and Stranrear on Loch Ryan, writes Jehan Ashmore.

The £200m development by Stena Line of the new Scottish ferryport will eventually see ferry services relocate from Stranrear to Old House Point. The current Stena Line service between Stranrear-Belfast is in competiton with P&O (Irish Sea)'s Cairnryan-Larne route.

The dredgers 'Argos' and 'Lough Foyle' operated by Londonderry Port Harbour Commissioners (LPHC) began the contract with PP McWilliams in March last year and are due to finish the dredging work by the end of this year. The project has created up to 900 jobs and the move of ports is to safeguard 500 seafaring employees when the terminal is due for completion in 2011.

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Jehan Ashmore is a marine correspondent, researcher and photographer, specialising in Irish ports, shipping and the ferry sector serving the UK and directly to mainland Europe. Jehan also occasionally writes a column, 'Maritime' Dalkey for the (Dalkey Community Council Newsletter) in addition to contributing to UK marine periodicals. 

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