The new service will initially operate with one ship departing Dublin early in the morning and making the return journey from Birkenhead (Liverpool) in the evening.
We already operate from Dublin Port and Birkenhead (Liverpool), and this new service will complement the existing routes from Dublin to Holyhead and Belfast to Birkenhead (Liverpool). We are currently assessing ship deployment options for the service.
The launch of our new freight service between Dublin and Birkenhead (Liverpool) secures an important trade route on the UK/Ireland corridor and further strengthens our position on the Irish Sea. We will now operate two routes out of both Dublin Port and Birkenhead (Liverpool) establishing key logistics hubs connecting freight flows across the Irish Sea and creating efficiencies for port users.
This will be our seventh route in the Irish Sea region in addition to Belfast – Cairnryan, Belfast – Heysham, Belfast – Birkenhead (Liverpool), Dublin – Holyhead, Rosslare – Fishguard and Rosslare – Cherbourg.
With our extended operational contract with Peel Ports at Birkenhead (Liverpool) and the expansion of our operations at Dublin Port, this route further demonstrates our commitment to our customers in the region and we are confident it will be a success offering direct access to the UK, Ireland and into Europe.