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ICG Boss of Irish Ferries Says Exporters to Continue Using ‘Faster, Cheaper’ UK Landbridge Despite Brexit

6th January 2021
Boss Eamon Rothwell of ICG (operators of Irish Ferries) has said exporters will continue to opt for the ‘faster, cheaper’ UK landbridge to Europe. Above Afloat's photo of the forward section of W.B. Yeats berthed at Dublin Port with loading underway. Boss Eamon Rothwell of ICG (operators of Irish Ferries) has said exporters will continue to opt for the ‘faster, cheaper’ UK landbridge to Europe. Above Afloat's photo of the forward section of W.B. Yeats berthed at Dublin Port with loading underway. Credit: Jehan Ashmore

The CEO of the company that operates Irish Ferries has said that exporters will continue to use the ‘faster, cheaper’ UK landbridge between Ireland and mainland Europe despite Brexit.

As Extra.ie reports, goods going between EU countries and Britain now require additional paperwork and customs checks since the UK left the EU on December 31.

Irish Continental Group (ICG) CEO Eamon Rothwell has predicted that businesses will continue to send their goods by road via Britain despite the extra red tape though.

Speaking to the Irish Times, Mr Rothwell argued that the route is cheaper, faster, more frequent and less prone to cancellations than direct services between Irish ports and mainland Europe.

More here on this story.

Published in Irish Ferries, Ferry
Jehan Ashmore

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Jehan Ashmore is a marine correspondent, researcher and photographer, specialising in Irish ports, shipping and the ferry sector serving the UK and directly to mainland Europe. Jehan also occasionally writes a column, 'Maritime' Dalkey for the (Dalkey Community Council Newsletter) in addition to contributing to UK marine periodicals. 

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About Irish Ferries

Irish Ferries, owned by the Irish Continental Group, is a a major ferry operator in Ireland, providing daily and weekly links to and from Ireland for tourism and freight travelling between Ireland and the UK and Ireland and the continent. Irish Ferries has a fleet of six ships, three of which service the busy Dublin to Holyhead route.

The ICG Chairman is John B McGuckian and the CEO is Eamon Rothwell.

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