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Euroroute: New Shipping Route Will Cut-Out Britain

7th August 2018
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Brexit-Buster: Celine, a giant new ro-ro vessel in October 2017 was introduced onto a Dublin-Belgium-Netherlands service which bypasses the UK. The EU has adopted proposals post-Brexit of a same links service but also inclusion of calls to Cork connecting mainland Europe. Note on the Dublin Bay horizon, Stena Adventurer sailing from the UK. Brexit-Buster: Celine, a giant new ro-ro vessel in October 2017 was introduced onto a Dublin-Belgium-Netherlands service which bypasses the UK. The EU has adopted proposals post-Brexit of a same links service but also inclusion of calls to Cork connecting mainland Europe. Note on the Dublin Bay horizon, Stena Adventurer sailing from the UK. Photo: JEHAN ASHMORE

#Ports&Shipping - A post-Brexit new shipping route will see Ireland connected to Europe via the Netherlands and Belgium under EU contingency plans.

The European Commission reports The Independent has adopted a proposal which will see Dublin and Cork ports connected with Zeebrugge and Antwerp in Belgium and Rotterdam in the Netherlands - but does not include French ports.

The realignment of the EU's strategic transport corridor, the North Sea-Mediterranean route, is part of Europe's 'Brexit preparedness' measures.

The route has been redrawn as part of efforts to allow Irish trade a means of circumventing UK customs checks post-Brexit and to find alternatives to the land-bridge over Britain.

To read more including what Fine Gael MEP Brian Hayes has to say on the contungency plans, click here.

Published in Ports & Shipping
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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