The seemingly relentless demand for Ireland-France freight ferries has spawned yet another service. On April 1st, DFDS will run a 4th freight ferry on its Rosslare – Dunkirk route.
The new freight ferry serving the route is DFDS’ “Ark Dania”, which has a capacity of 188 truck units (including 12 driver accompanied units and 176 unaccompanied units/trailers).
DFDS say 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.”
DFDS adds that on arrival in Dunkirk or Rosslare, the drivers are “fully rested and can continue driving immediately to reach many major destinations within the rules for driving limits.”
Commenting on the new service, Aidan Coffey, DFDS Route Director, said:
“Ark Dania is an important addition to the route. It’s a very versatile ferry capable of carrying diverse types of cargo. It will also free up capacity on our three other ferries for more driver accompanied freight units. We have strong demand from all sectors of industry looking to use the direct route to North Central Europe, as more and more realise the benefits of using the direct route compared to the UK land-bridge”.
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