Freight News, Sea

More ships as Ireland turns the corner

[ November 7, 2013   //   ]

Irish Ferries is to add a third ship to its Dublin to Holyhead in December. Currently, the ferry company operates eight sailings per day with its flagship Ulysses and the high speed craft Jonathan Swift. The chartered the Epsilon, built in 2011 will provide two additional departures per day in each direction

The vessel will also provide improved annual dry-dock cover and also scope for increased capacity on other Irish Ferries’ Irish Sea and Ireland to France services.

Irish Ferries’ marketing director, Tony Kelly described the move as” a major vote of confidence by the Republic of Ireland’s leading ferry operator in the recovery of the country’s economy. We believe that Ireland has turned the corner and we are prepared to invest in the provision of improved services for our valued freight and tourism customers who have shown fantastic loyalty throughout the last five difficult years.”

Earlier, Stena Line said it would add extra freight capacity to its Belfast-Liverpool service in the shape of the Stena Hibernia from Tuesday 5 November.

Irish Ferries - Epsilon - Dublin to Holyhead

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