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Connecting Ireland after Brexit

BREXIT

Important ferry route changes troughout the year.

Year 2021

JAN – FEB – 

Year 2020

DEC

Year 2021

FEBRUARY

Date

07-02-2021

Route

Vado Ligure (Italy) > Dublin

Date of departure of MEGA EXPRESS FOUR (Corsica Ferries) from Vado Ligure.
Dublin-bound (ETA 11-02).
Two-month charter for Irish Ferries. Ireland to UK and France.

Date

02-02-2021

Route

Rosslare – St Malo and Cork – Roscoff

Brittany Ferries announces the start of 3 new freight-only services from Ireland to France

Date

01-02-2021

Route

Rosslare

January freight traffic up 45% at Rosslare Europort
European freight up 446% year-on-year

Read more: RTE

Year 2021

JANUARY

Date

27-01-2021

Route

Dunkerque (Rosslare)

First departure of DROTTEN. Chartered by DFDS to replace OPTIMA SEAWAYS.

Date

25-01-2021

Route

Amsterdam (Dublin)

Start of new container feeder service
by Samskip
(weekly return)

(source: Samskip)

Date

24-01-2021

Route

Belfast – Liverpool

First sailing of STENA EMBLA on this route after a spell covering for STENA HORIZON on Rosslare – Cherbourg.

Date

23-01-2021

Route

Belfast (Cairnryan and Heysham)

Stena Line: Eight additional sailings over three days in response to freight demand.

Source: NI Ferry

Date

23-01-2021

Route

Dublin (Cherbourg)

First departure of
STENA ESTRID to Cherbourg
(normal route: Dublin-Holyhead)

(source: RTE)

Date

18-01-2021

Route

Rosslare (Cherbourg)

First arrival CAP FINISTERE, Brittany Ferries. Start of weekly return service to Cherbourg
(two months ahead of schedule)

(source: Brittany Ferries)

Date

14-01-2021

Route

Rosslare (Cherbourg)

First departure of STENA EMBLA. Stena Line has decided to temporarily deploy the ropax on Rosslare-Cherbourg. 3 round trips/week. (normal route: Belfast-Liverpool)

(source Stena Line) (photo: Rosslare Europort)

Date

07-01-2021

Route

Cork (Zeebrugge)

Start of second weekly call
of a CLdN roro (MELUSINE)

(Source: Port of Cork)

Date

06-01-2021

Route

Dublin (Cherbourg)

W.B. YEATS, Irish Ferries’ largest ropax, starts to sail on the Dublin-Cherbourg route instead of EPSILON which will replace W.B. YEATS on Dublin-Holyhead. (3 round trips/week)

Date

02-01-2021

Route

Rosslare (Dunkerque)

First departure of OPTIMA SEAWAYS on new DFDS service to Dunkerque. Other ships: KERRY and VISBY.

(source: DFDS)

Date

01-01-2021

Route

Dublin-Antwerp

Addition of container feeder MUSIC by Eucon (source: Eucon) (1 round trip/week)

(source: Eucon)

Year 2020

DECEMBER

Date

24-12-2020

Route

EU-UK

EUROPE – UNITED KINGDOM
Trade Agreement

Date

22-12-2020

Route

Rosslare (Cherbourg)

First departure of roro STENA FORETELLER, ahead of its original date of 4 January 2021.

(source: Stena Line)

Date

10-12-2020

Route

Rosslare-Cherbourg

Stena Line announced that it will add an additional freight-only vessel to its Rosslare to Cherbourg route from 4 January 2021.  STENA FORETELLER will join STENA HORIZON which already operates on the route, doubling the freight capacity as well as the frequency of sailings (2×3 round trips/week) between Ireland and the Continent.

(source: Stena Line)