Q4 2022 Irish RoRo statistics revealed

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The Irish Maritime Development Office (IMDO) has published the latest sea freight statistics, covering Q 4 2022:

  • RoRo traffic at Republic of Ireland ports declined by 3%, compared to Q4 2021 with 295,192 units recorded. At Northern Irish ports the decline was 7% with 214,913 units recorded. The cause was said to be the global economic downturn.  The traffic split was 42% NI – GB, 39% ROI – GB and 19% ROI – EU.
  • 2022 was a record year for RoRo traffic to the Republic of Ireland, with 1.2 million units surpassed. The previous peak was 1.19 million units in 2019.
  • Of the 1.2 million units in 2022, 800,000 units were ROI – GB and 400,000 Direct EU routes. This compares to 1 million ROI – GB and 200,000 Direct EU pre-Brexit.  This is due to a decline in use of the UK Landbridge, decline in Northern Irish traffic using ROI – GB and some retail warehouses supplying ROI moving from the UK to mainland Europe.  Decline in Q4 was consistent across ROI – GB and ROI – EU.

The full report can be viewed here (Click on image)

Tallink Grupp Results of the Q4 2022

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Stena Line has announced that the STENA NORDICA will replace the STENA EUROPE on their Fishguard – Rosslare service.  The replacement of the 1981-built ferry is said to “secure the future stability” of the route.

The changeover will take place in July.  The STENA NORDICA is currently being comprehensively refurbished at Remontowa, Gdańsk, to increase her passenger capacity, as well as providing new and enhanced facilities.

A commitment has been given by the company to ensure that the crew of the STENA EUROPE are offered roles on the STENA NORDICA or other Irish Sea Stena Line vessels.

Photo: Stena Line