Freight News, Sea

Seatruck adds third ship

[ November 4, 2015   //   ]

Irish Sea ro ro specialist Seatruck Ferries is to add a third vessel to its Liverpool-Dublin route, from 17 November. It says that the resulting additional midweek departures will provide much needed peak capacity on a route with increasing unaccompanied traffic.

Seatruck explains that driver shortages are causing operators to switch to unaccompanied movements from ports, which reduces road mileage compared with the transit through Wales or Scotland.

The line adds that its other services operating between Heysham and Warrenpoint and Heysham and Dublin will soon benefit from the M6 Link road nearing completion and will dramatically reduce the transit time to Heysham Port.

Seatruck chief executive Alistair Eagles said that October was another record month for the Liverpool-Dublin service. “We are all really excited about the extra space that we will soon be able to offer to both existing and new customers.”