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Port move inquiry process starts
The firm currently sails from Stranraer
The firm is seeking to move its services to Cairnryan
The first stage in a public inquiry into Stena Line's multi-million pound plans to move to Cairnryan will take place in the village next week.

A pre-inquiry meeting has been scheduled for 25 July in order to set the timetable for the full inquiry.

It will seek to agree a date and venue for the public inquiry to be held into the ferry port proposals.

The inquiry is taking place after a number of local objections were lodged to the new harbour plans.

The company wants to share the P&O harbour facility in Cairnryan, which lies six miles closer to the mouth of Loch Ryan.

When combined with a relocation of the Belfast terminal, 30 minutes would be cut from sailing times between Scotland and Northern Ireland.

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