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The Brexit Adjustment Reserve will help fund the expansion at Rosslare Europort which is designed to provide protection for the EU single market.
An expansion of Rosslare Europort to cost €200m, which will Brexit-proof the ferryport facility, has been given the green light. The Cabinet writes the Irish Examiner, has signed off on a significant development of the port, which is necessary to…
Rosslare Europort is to see a new trial 'passenger' service connecting France when operator DFDS launch on their existing Rosslare-Dunkirk freight route from Friday, 5th August, with five sailings per week. AFLOAT adds this will be a first for DFDS with the link between Ireland and mainland Europe, however, the Danish company, for a brief spell, had passenger and freight routes on the Irish Sea until exiting the Ireland-UK market in early 2011
Rosslare Europort user DFDS is to trail a new passenger ferry service on their existing freight route to Dunkirk, which began sailings early last year between Ireland and France. The inaugural passenger sailing is to take place this Friday, 5…
Rosslare Europort: EU funding to improve rail and road links with the busy south-east ferryport
Irish Rail (Iarnród Eireann) has announced the purchase of an 18-acre site in Rosslare Europort to support the future growth of the (ferry)harbour which has seen a significant increase in traffic and new routes. The company also revealed that it…
A multimodal freight train at Belview Port in Waterford
Irish Rail has been awarded €2.5 million for supporting studies for the development of a rail freight system connecting Ireland’s busiest seaports and establishing transfer points for freight between rail and road. It’s one of a number of projects to…
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…

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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