In response to growing market demand, Stena Line will upweight its freight capacity on the Belfast – Liverpool route. In Aug 2018, Stena Line will initially deploy the 'Stena Forerunner' before replacing it with a similar ship early in 2019 at which point the 'Stena Forerunner' will return to service in the North Sea. End of August the ship will replace the 'Stena Precision'. Stena Line will continue to operate seven vessels on its three routes to and from Belfast serving Cairnryan, Heysham and Liverpool and the introduction of the 'Stena Forerunner' will provide greater capacity and flexibility to service market demand. The ferry will increase weekly freight capacity on the service by almost 10%.