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Stena Line Makes Changes to Irish Sea Management Structure

Stena Line has announced strategic changes to its management team, with the move aimed at driving further growth on the Irish Sea.

As of June 1, Stena Line will revert to a two-region structure to reflect its growing business needs.

Paul Grant, who has played a pivotal role in the success of the Irish Sea operations, will assume responsibility for the newly-established Irish Sea North region, overseeing operations from Belfast. In addition, he will join the main board of Stena Line (UK) Ltd. and serve as Stena Line’s representative on the UK Chamber of Shipping Ferry & Cruise.

Mr Grant said: “The Irish Sea has long been a key market for Stena Line, and I am pleased to continue leading our efforts and growth in our Belfast hub. I am excited about the opportunities that lie ahead and confident that, with our reinforced management team, we will strengthen Stena Line’s position as the foremost ferry operator on the Irish Sea.”

Johan Edelman will take up the role of Trade Director for the Irish Sea South region, overseeing operations from Dublin and Rosslare.

He will work to further enhance Stena Line’s presence in the region. Mr Edelman is currently the Trade Director for Baltic Sea North, covering the routes between Nynäshamn and Ventspils as well as between Liepāja and Travemünde.

Mr Edelman said: I am thrilled to join the team on the Irish Sea and look forward to driving growth and innovation in the Irish Sea South region. Together with Paul and the entire Stena Line team, I am committed to delivering exceptional service and value to our customers while further expanding our market presence.”

Over recent years, Stena Line’s Irish Sea operation has experienced significant expansion solidifying its status as a cornerstone of the company’s network. With 13 ships operating across 7 routes and providing a market leading 240 sailings each week, the Irish Sea has become an increasingly vital component of Stena Line’s business.

Geoff Percival
Geoff Percival
Geoff has worked in business, news, consumer and travel journalism for more than 25 years; having worked for and contributed to the likes of The Irish Examiner, Business & Finance, Business Plus, The Sunday Times, The Irish News, Senior Times, and The Sunday Tribune.

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