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Irish debut: Finnlines is to open their new freight route of Rosslare Europort-Zeebrugge which is to launch in July. The Finnlines Group is a major shipping operator of ro-ro and passenger services in the Baltic, North Sea & Bay of Biscay.
As previously speculated, Finnlines is to open a new freight route of Rosslare Europort-Zeebrugge with the Belgium link also offering a new connection between Ireland and the Nordic nation. On 23 July, Finnlines will launch the new service linking Ireland…
Finnlines are set to operate a new twice weekly freight service betweem Rosslare Europort to Zeebrugge in Belgium from July.
Activity at Rosslare Europort which has exploded post-Brexit is continuing in earnest with yet another new route set to be announced for the Wexford ferry port. According to Wexford People, it’s been reported that Finnlines are now set to operate…
Optima Seaways has returned to the Rosslare-Dunkerque route having launched in 2021 the 'Brexit' bypass alternative for freight hauliers on the direct link between Ireland and mainland Europe.
Danish operator DFDS has confirmed that a third freight ferry last week joined its Rosslare Europort – Dunkerque fleet as Afloat previously referred, with the first departure from the northern France port on Wednesday 11th May. The Rosslare – Dunkerque…
Rosslare Europort - The masterplan for the port includes digitalisation of systems and operations, provision of new freight and passenger facilities, storage, export and import facilities, and a berth extension
Rosslare Europort has announced a 200 million euro investment plan to establish an offshore renewable energy (ORE) hub with potential creation of 2,000 jobs. A total of 350 million euro will be invested with implementation of a Rosslare Europort masterplan,…
A new partnership between Rosslare and Dunkirk is to boost both regions and will include the promotion of cross-tourism attractiveness between the Irish and French ports
Wexford People reports of a new alliance between Rosslare and Dunkirk which is set to boost the economic, social, educational and cultural development of each region and promote cross-tourism attractiveness between the Irish and French ports. First mooted in late…
Rosslare Europort wants to highlight its role in the multi-million euro energy sector.
Rosslare is the latest Irish port to make its pitch as a hub for offshore renewable energy. Hot on the heels of Ros-a-Mhíl and Galway port, Rosslare Europort wants to highlight its role in the multi-million euro energy sector. Port…
Pre-tender opens for construction of border post at the Co. Wexford ferryport
A pre-tender process for the construction at Rosslare Europort for a new state of the art border control post consisting of a total of 19 buildings has now opened to bidders. The news was confirmed by Minister of State for…
Co. Wexford where Rosslare Europort is set for an investment in the region of €90m through the Brexit Adjustment Reserve
Wexford People reports, that Rosslare Europort is set to see a substantial investment rumoured to be in the region of €90 million through the Brexit Adjustment Reserve. A total of €1 billion in EU funding was allocated to Ireland as…
Rosslare's Record: European trade volumes are up close 400% in the first nine months of 2021, according to Rosslare Europort, where above AFLOAT highlights Brittany Ferries maiden arrival of Contentin (Sat. 13 Nov) having opened the new route linking Le Havre and the Irish port.
On Saturday, 13 November, it was a record day at Rosslare Europort, says Glenn Carr. Over the course of the day, almost 1,000 units of freight travelled through the ferry hub, according to the port’s general manager, making it one…
Rosslare Europort welcomes Brittany Ferries new weekly direct freight service to the port of Le Havre, France. To start next week, which will bring to 30 direct services between the Irish Port and mainland Europe weekly. The news comes as the south-east Irish port delivered a 55% increase in freight traffic year to date in 2021. In additon the Europort reveals details of its Masterplan.
Rosslare Europort has welcomed the announcement by Brittany Ferries of a new weekly direct (freight) service between Rosslare Europort and Le Havre, France.  The announcement comes as Rosslare Europort (operated by Irish Rail) delivers a 55% increase in freight traffic…
Regina Seaways has entered service for DFDS Rosslare Europort-Dunkirk route, boosting capacity by 30% on the direct route to the EU. The ropax built by Apuania approaches the Wexford port.
Regina Seaways is the latest freight-only ferry to serve DFDS Rosslare Europort-Dunkirk 'Brexit-buster' route, having this month begun service on the direct link to the continental mainland, writes Jehan Ashmore. The debut of Regina Seaways further increases capacity to 30%…
 An Taoiseach visited Rosslare Europort, Co. Wexford, where he was photographed (at the port's control tower) with Jim Meade CEO of Iarnród Éireann and Glenn Carr General Manager of the south-east port. AFLOAT adds the ferry seen at the port's outer pier is the Visby on charter to DFDS for their ro-ro route that bypasses the UK-EU landbridge by linking directly to mainland Europe via Dunkirk in northern France.
An Taoiseach Micheál Martin has finally met with the management and staff at Rosslare Europort yesterday (Friday). While an earlier planned visit had been scuppered by Covid-19, the Taoiseach was keen to see for himself the surge in activity at…
It is expected that 1,000 rooms will be available by 19 April as part of the mandatory hotel quarantining. Afloat adds above a busy scene at Rosslare Europort.
Under consideration by the Government is the addition of a hotel in Rosslare, Co. Wexford to its facilities for mandatory hotel quarantining. It would provide capacity for those arriving on ferries to Rosslare Europort, which are predominantly coming from France.…
Defence Forces tents at have been erected at the rear of the Rosslare Europort terminal, which will act as the holding area for those in quarantine. Above Afloat adds in this recent scene of the Wexford ferrport where the sunny-south east county is living up to its name and with ferries berthed prior to sailing direct to mainland European ports of Dunkirk, St Malo, Cherbourg and Fishguard, Wales, in the UK.
At the ferryport of Rosslare Europort and tucked away at the rear of the terminal building are two large green tents, flanked by several defence forces SUVs, reports New Ross Standard. The newly erected 'holding area' is evidence of the…
File photo of Blue Star 1, a Greek ferry on charter for Irish Ferries Rosslare Europort-Pembroke Dock route is currently in the Mediterranean bound for the Wexford port. The newcomer is now sporting Irish Ferries livery and is to replace Isle of Inishmore which is to transfer to ICG/Irish Ferries new service on the Dover-Calais route.
Blue Star 1, a Greek flagged ferry which Irish Continental Group (ICG) has chartered for their Irish Ferries Rosslare Europort-Pembroke Dock route, has departed Piraeus on a repositioning voyage, writes Jehan Ashmore. The Greek owned Attica Group passenger ro-ro ferry…
Blue Star 1 in previous ‘superfast’ livery while servicing routes in the Greek islands
Irish Ferries has announced the addition of the RoRo passenger ferry Blue Star 1 to its Rosslare–Pembroke Dock route. The ship is being chartered from the Attica Group and delivery is expected in early April. Blue Star 1 was built…

About Rosslare Europort

2021 sees Rosslare Europort hitting a new record with a total of 36 shipping services a week operating from the port making it one of the premier Irish ports serving the European Continent. Rosslare Europort is a gateway to Europe for the freight and tourist industries. It is strategically located on the sunny south-east coast of Ireland.

Rosslare is within a 90-minute driving radius of major Irish cities; Dublin, Cork and Limerick. Rosslare Europort is a RoRo, RoPax, offshore and bulk port with three RoRo berths with a two-tier linkspan, we also have a dedicated offshore bulk berth.

Exports in Rosslare Europort comprise mainly of fresh products, food, pharmaceuticals, steel, timber and building supplies. While imports are largely in the form of consumer goods such as clothes, furniture, food, trade vehicles, and electronics.

The entire Europort is bar-swept to 7.2 meters, allowing unrestricted access to vessels with draughts up to 6.5 metres. Rosslare Europort offers a comprehensive service including mooring, stevedoring and passenger-car check-in for RoRo shipping lines. It also provides facilities for offshore, dry bulk and general cargo.

The port currently has twice-daily round services to the UK and direct services to the continent each day. Rosslare Europort has a fleet of Tugmasters service, fork-lift trucks, tractors and other handling equipment to cater for non-standard RoRo freight.

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