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Further changes for DFDS’ Rosslare – Dunkerque route

Ferry operator DFDS has released a new timetable showing a two ship operation on its Dunkerque-Rosslare from May 30. In a message to customers, the company states that the charter of PELAGOS will conclude at the end of May.

The change means that the service, which during April was served by four vessels offering up to eight trips per week in each direction, will offer five departures in each direction from May 30.  

DFDS revised timetable for the Rosslare - Dunkirk route showing a two ship service from May 30. DFDS.
DFDS revised timetable for the Rosslare – Dunkirk route showing a two ship service with VISBY and KERRY from May 30. DFDS.

ARK DANIA was introduced to the route on April 10 and provided additional space for unaccompanied traffic until May 3, when she was removed from the timetable. After Rosslare service she was laid up at Dunkerque then Vlaardingen before sailing to Immingham on 24 May.

It remains to be seen if a third ship is re-introduced to the route later. Coming into the lower demand summer period, it is possible a more intensive service is not required at present.

Prior to PELAGOS leaving the route, KERRY is to attend dry dock so that a damaged propeller can receive attention.  As a consequence, the Stena RoRo owned ship will be out of service from May 27.  She returns with the 20:45 departure ex Dunkerque on May 31.

Steven Tarbox

Steven is a former retail professional and a ferry writer and photographer. He created NI Ferry Site as a web design project in 2014 to be a news and information source for everyone with an interest in ferries, with a particular focus on Northern Ireland. Steven is the editor of the website and looks after all of the technical aspects.
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