LOGBOOK: CONNECTING IRELAND

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The Irish Government published an update on freight movements for the two months after the Brexit transition period ended.

  • As of February 2021, there are around 68 roro freight sailings between Ireland and the Continent in a typical week.
  • This includes five shipping operators, Irish Ferries, Stena Line, DFDS, Brittany Ferries and CLDN offering both accompanied and unaccompanied freight.
  • This represents an increase of around 34 sailings per week, or around 150% increase in continental roeo frequency compared to February 2020.

The update includes an overview of all new ferry routes.

LOGBOOK (NEW!)

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Connecting Ireland after Brexit

Ireland has ramped up direct shipping routes to mainland Europe since the end of the Brexit transition period. This has resulted in new routes and the addition of tonnage capacity.

Rather than giving the information in bits and pieces we want to keep an overall view on the market. That’s why we start with this weekly feature: a logbook of what’s happening.

This is a growing project. We start with the different events on the seabridge between the Republic of Ireland and the Continent. As from next week we’re also going to keep track of the landbridge connections.

Feedback is always welcome.

Click on the picture to access the logbook.

FERRY SHIPPING

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Brittany Ferries: New Route and More Capacity on Ireland

  • New Rosslare – Cherbourg route to open in March 2021. Irish and French hauliers have asked Brittany Ferries to move the weekly French rotation from Roscoff to the transport hub of Cherbourg.
  • Earlier this year Brittany Ferries started Rosslare – Bilbao (instead of Cork – Santander) and Rosslare – Roscoff (instead of Cork – Roscoff).
  • Additional mid-week sailing added to Cork – Roscoff service (mainly tourist market)
  • The new sailings will also see the utilisation of the CONNEMARA (for Rosslare) and the ARMORIQUE (for Cork). The ARMORIQUE is new to Ireland. The PONT-AVEN will continue to serve the main Cork – Roscoff sailings at the weekend.