Finnlines opens new freight service between Rosslare and Zeebrugge

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A new freight route between Rosslare and Zeebrugge will provide another direct link between Ireland and mainland Europe, and also offers a new connection from Finland to Ireland, announced Finnlines.

Finnlines opens new freight service between Rosslare and Zeebrugge
Photo credits @ Flickr/ Rosslare Harbour

On 23 July 2022, Finnlines will launch a new service between Rosslare and Zeebrugge. The route will be operated by the ro-ro vessel, Finnpulp, which has the capacity to carry 3,259 lane metres of cargo, equivalent to around 225 trailers. The vessel can also accommodate 12 drivers.

There will be two departures per week from each direction.

Linking Ireland’s Rosslare with Zeebrugge in Belgium

Demand for freight services from Ireland to Continental Europe has grown in the wake of Brexit and the new route will provide a crucial link for the Irish industry. The Finnish industry, as well as German and Spanish industries, will also have easier access to Ireland via transhipment in Zeebrugge.

“We are delighted to support the growing post-Brexit Irish trade to the Continent and provide transport operators with an important alternative route, which will greatly benefit all stakeholders and the Irish economy. Finnlines provides cost-efficient and high-frequency liner services to its customers with the lowest CO2 emissions per transported cargo unit, ” says Antonio Raimo, Line Manager at Finnlines.

Finnlines specialises in freight transport and the extensive line network provides Finland’s export industry with a regular and reliable way to the European market while ensuring imports of goods that are important for the security of supply.

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