DFDS to add fourth ferry on Rosslare-Dunkirk freight route

Photo: Ark Dania

DFDS will introduce a fourth freight ferry to the direct ferry service between Rosslare Europort in Ireland and Dunkirk in Northern France.

The new freight ferry is Ark Dania, which has capacity for 188 truck units including 12 driver-accompanied units and 176 unaccompanied units/trailers.

DFDS said the direct service is favoured by haulage companies and industry alike, as it avoids the delays, border checks and complicated paperwork that come with using the UK as a land-bridge. Just after Brexit, the direct route between Rosslare and Dunkirk was launched on January 2 with three ferries to offer a cost-efficient alternative for trade between Ireland and continental Europe.

Ark Dania will have its maiden call in Dunkirk on April 1.

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