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The 234m ro-ro freight ferry Celine as reported on Afloat.ie is being introduced on an Ireland to Belgium/Dutch route by cargo group CLdN - increasing capacity on that service.
There are concerns this is part of a wider trend to hike up capacity on routes to and from Ireland that by-pass the UK to avoid potential tariffs and customs delays after Brexit.
A new ferry is to introduced between Holyhead and Dublin next summer. Afloat adds this is Irish Ferries giant cruiseferry WB Yeats which as the biggest ferry on the Irish Sea will considerably boost capacity notably also on another continetal route to Europe that been between Dublin and Cherbourg.
Port bosses at Cork have already said they expect to see a “reorientation of logistics” post.
This would be bad news for Holyhead - the second largest ferry port in the UK after Dover - with the risk that trade is lost to these routes.
Anglesey MP Albert Owen said he has been raising this issue for months but fears the message is not getting through.
For much more on the ferry sector including political comments from both sides of the Irish Sea, click here.