Stena Line rates appeal is delayed

Ferry company Stena Line’s appeal hearing that was originally scheduled for July at the Lands Tribunal for Scotland has now been delayed until November.

Stena Line has been involved in protracted discussions in relation to the rates assessment of its Loch Ryan Port and terminal at Cairnryan. Stena investmented £80m when it opened the new state-of-the art terminal in 2011 to replace its former Stranraer facility. Stena Line has appealed to the Lands Tribunal against the assessment of its non-domestic rates for the new port.

Paul Grant, Stena Line’s Route Manager said: “Stena Line is robustly challenging what is sees as an unfair rates assessment on what is a significant asset for the people and business of Scotland and welcomes the opportunity to put its case before the Tribunal for Scotland in November.”