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Irish Ferries Signs 10-Year Contract On Welsh Route
Ferry
In the same week that Irish Continental Line (ICG) Group released end of year figures for 2010, their subdidiary Irish Ferries recorded a near 8% rise in passenger volumes and an announcement of a 10 year deal to continue operating…
HSS Fast-Craft to Return on Dun Laoghaire Route
Ferry
With just over a fortnight to go to resumption of Stena Line's Dun Laoghaire-Holyhead fast-craft sailings on 1 April, the route to Wales is to see the larger HSS Stena Explorer return instead of Stena Lynx III, writes Jehan Ashmore.…
Irish Continental Group Record 61% Rise in Profit
Ferry
The Irish Continental Group (ICG) which is the parent company of Irish Ferries, has warned of 'uncertainty' in 2011 due to higher fuel costs and the effects of the austerity measures in both the Irish and UK economies. ICG secured…
Superfast Sisterships for Stena's Northern Route
Ferry
Stena Line are to introduce two chartered sisterships in the Autumn to coincide with the opening of a £80m ferryport near Cairnryan, which is to replace Stranraer, as the new Scottish port for their route to Belfast, writes Jehan Ashmore. At 30,285grt…
Anniversary Sailing Bound for the Rugby
Ferry
Fastnet Line's 21,699 tonnes Julia which has been undergoing annual maintenance at a dry-dock in Swansea, is due to resume sailings for the 2011 season with a departure from the south Welsh port tomorrow night, writes Jehan Ashmore. The 1,500…
Enter European Endeavour
Ferry

Enter European Endeavour

22nd February 2011
As the ro-pax European Endeavour enters the Mersey tonight, the 22,125grt vessel will mark her first round trip as the latest addition on P&O (Irish Sea) Liverpool-Dublin route, writes Jehan Ashmore. Built in 2000 the vessel can take 130 lorries…
Farewell to Former B+I Line Freight-Ferry
Ferry
The ro-ro freight-ferry Norcape departed Dublin Port this evening for what is believed to be her last sailing operating under the colours of P&O (Irish Sea) and in which the 1979 built vessel originally served a career with B+I Line…
Celtic's French Ferry Figures
Ferry
Single-route ferry operator, Celtic Link Ferries transported 60,000 passengers, despite last year's challenging economic conditions, writes Jehan Ashmore. Of that figure, some 48,000 were tourist passengers and the balance of 12,000 accounted for freight accompanied truck-drivers on the Rosslare-Cherbourg route.…
‘Proposed’ Cork-Spain Route Remains Under Review
Ferry
The Port of Cork Company has announced that it is unlikely that the proposed new ferry service to Spain will commence in March, writes Jehan Ashmore. The port authority has advised those waiting to book their holidays on the planned Cork-Gijón…
Seatruck Sailings Start on Dublin-Heysham Route
Ferry
It was a Valentine's Day start for Seatruck Ferries opening of the Dublin-Heysham freight-only route, writes Jehan Ashmore. Initiating the service, the port welcomed back a familiar vessel, the chartered Anglia Seaways which only a fortnight ago had operated the…
Irish Sea Ferry Deal Under Review
Ferry
Stena Line's acquisition of DFDS Seaways Irish Sea services in December, has now been referred to the UK's Competition Commission by the Office of Fair Trading (OFT). The £40m ferry deal for two routes, Belfast-Birkenhead (run by two chartered ro-pax…
Seatruck to Re-Open Dublin-Heysham Route
Ferry
Seatruck Ferries is to re-open the Dublin-Heysham route following the closure by DFDS Seaways of the freight-only service last month, writes Jehan Ashmore. The first sailing of the revived route is scheduled to depart Heysham next Monday at 02.00hrs and…
Stena Purchase Former Irish Sea Ferry
Ferry
The Dublin Seaways, one of the two ro-pax sisters that served DFDS Seaways Dublin-Birkenhead route, which closed down last month, has been sold to Stena Line, writes Jehan Ashmore. DFDS Seaways sold the 21,856grt vessel to Stena North Sea Line…
DFDS Seaways Makes Final Irish Sea Departure
Ferry
The Anglia Seaways became the last vessel of the DFDS Seaways fleet to depart Dublin yesterday, following the official closure of the operator's Irish Sea services at the weekend, writes Jehan Ashmore. In January DFDS announced the closure of the…
Irish Ferries Voted ‘Best Ferry’ On the Double
Ferry
Irish Ferries scooped up two awards for the 'Best Ferry' title at two separate prize giving ceremonies held yesterday in Dublin. The first award was presented by the Irish Travel Trade News based on responses received from Irish travel industry…
Amendment to Fastnet Line Ferry Schedule
Ferry
Fastnet Line's Cork-Swansea route operated by the M.V. Julia will continue to be off service for annual dry-docking maintenance until the beginning of March. The next sailing will be Friday 4th March from Swansea at 20.30 hours. The route between…

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