Feature, Freight News, Sea

Building starts on Irish superferry

[ September 15, 2017   //   ]

Irish Ferries officials attended the keel laying ceremony for a new €144million, 55,000tonnes cruise ferry being built in Flensberg, Germany on 11 September.
Led by Irish Ferries managing director, Andrew Sheen (centre right), the group included David Ledwidge (left), chief financial officer, Irish Continental Group and Captain Brian McKenna (right). With them is Rüdiger Fuchs (centre left), chief executive of shipbuilders Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft.
Due to be delivered in July 2018, the new vessel will be the largest ferry ever to sail on the Irish Sea and will enter year-round service on the Dublin – Holyhead and Ireland – France routes.