The ferry company has received a Freight Facilities Grant of£334,074 to develop bunker storage facilities at Fishguard. The company will be able to store the fuel needed for its Fishguard - Rosslare crossings at the terminal, and fuel will be transported to the bunkers by sea.
'This grant is wonderful news for the people of Pembrokeshire. The environmental benefits of moving freight to water and off Wales' roads are clear, and I hope that other freight operators will follow suit.
'Through the Freight Facilities Grant, operators can do their bit for the environment and at no extra cost to them.'
Brian Hall, the Pembrokeshire CC cabinet member with responsibility for environment and transportation, was also pleased by the announcement. He added: 'Anything which takes hazardous traffic, particularly heavy goods vehicles, off the road is to be welcomed'.
A Stenaline spokesman added: 'Stena Line welcome the Freight Facilities Grant which will allow the company to accept the delivery of fuel into the port by sea. Securing environmental improvements is consistent with Stena Line's long term aims and objectives.'