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Ireland-Belgium Freight Service Expands from Rosslare

16th February 2023
The MS Finnpulp will join MS Finnwave on the Rosslare to Zeebrugge route, departing from Zeebrugge on February 23rd
The MS Finnpulp (right) will join MS Finnwave on the Rosslare to Zeebrugge route, departing from Zeebrugge on February 23rd Credit: Roquai/Wikimedia

Shipping company Finnlines is expanding its Ireland-Belgium freight service between Rosslare and Zeebrugge.

A second ro-ro vessel has been added to the route, Iarnród Éireann, port authority for Rosslare Europort, has said.

MS Finnpulp will join MS Finnwave on the route, departing from Zeebrugge on February 23rd, it said.

It will “provide a significant increase of capacity on the direct connection between Ireland and mainland Europe”, it said.

Finnlines launched the new service between Rosslare Europort and Zeebrugge in July 2022.

“ The service has been well received by Irish transport operators and provides an important link for Irish industry,” Iarnród Éireann said.

Via transhipment in Zeebrugge, the Irish connection is also available to industry to and from the Finnish, German, Estonian and Spanish markets as well as the whole Grimaldi Group network.

“ We provide an excellent transport link for Irish trade to the Continent by offering tailor-made capacity for our customers whose business depends on reliable sea transportation services,” Finnlines Line Manager Antonio Raimo said.

“We are delighted with the announcement by Finnlines on their expansion plans from Rosslare Europort,” Glenn Carr, Rosslare Europort commercial manager, said.

Glenn Carr, Rosslare Europort commercial managerGlenn Carr, Rosslare Europort commercial manager

MS Finnpulp has a capacity for 3,259 lane metres of cargo, equivalent to around 225 trailers. MS Finnwave has a capacity for 4,192 lane metres, equivalent to around 300 trailers. Both vessels can also accommodate 12 drivers.

Finnlines specialises in freight transport, and its extensive line network provides European industry with regular and reliable sea connections, while ensuring the import of goods that are essential for the security of supply.


Rosslare Mon 03:00 – Zeebrugge Tue 11:00

Rosslare Thu 22:00 – Zeebrugge Sat 06:00

Rosslare Sat 14:00 – Zeebrugge Sun 22:00


Zeebrugge Tue 22:00 – Rosslare Thu 04:30

Zeebrugge Thu 22:00 – Rosslare Sat 04:00

Zeebrugge Sat 16:00 – Rosslare Sun 19:00

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