New ferry service between Rosslare Europort and Dunkirk

A new six-day per week ferry service between Rosslare Europort and Dunkirk in northern France has been announced by logistics giant DFDS.

The new service will give hauliers and the wider Irish industry sector a new option to replace the UK landbridge, post-Brexit, amid fears of hours-long delays on the landbridge once customs and other checks come into force in the new year.

Starting on 2 January, the new service will bring to 13 the number of direct weekly sailings between Rosslare Europort and the European continent, each way, during peak times of year.

“This is a hugely exciting development, not only for us in Rosslare Europort, but for Ireland as a whole, Irish industry, and the haulage sector”, port general manager Glenn Carr said this morning.

Irish hauliers currently complete tens of thousands of journeys across the landbridge and into the continent every year.