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New Weekly Car Import Service to Rosslare Europort Operated by Neptune Lines

4th April 2017
MV Neptune Dynamis, which begins a weekly schedule calling at Rosslare Europort from this Saturday , 8th April MV Neptune Dynamis, which begins a weekly schedule calling at Rosslare Europort from this Saturday , 8th April Credit: Neptune Lines

#NewService - A new weekly shipping service to Rosslare Europort begins this Saturday 8th April which is to be operated by Greek based Neptune Lines.

At 07.30hrs on Saturday, the MV Neptune Dynamis (built 2002) will arrive at the Europort, carrying import Renault and Peugeot vehicles, as well as Dacia, which have not previously been imported through Rosslare Europort.

The service is scheduled to operate weekly between Santander, Le Havre, Southampton and Rosslare Europort, calling at Rosslare on Saturday mornings, and departing in the afternoon.

The 158.5 metre-long vessel has capacity for up to 1,800 vehicles, and is one of 16 vessels operated by Neptune Lines that includes Neptune Aegli (see chartered to P&O Ferries). 

John Lynch, General Manager of Rosslare Europort welcomed the new scheduled service, saying “we look forward to the arrival of the Dynamis this Saturday, and to working with Neptune Lines to support them in ensuring the success of this new service.”

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 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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