PRESS RELEASE – 3 November 2015
Seatruck Ferries adds third vessel to growing Liverpool – Dublin route.
Seatruck Ferries, the Irish Sea freight specialist will add a third vessel to its growing Liverpool Dublin route, commencing 17 November 2015.
The additional midweek departures will provide much needed peak capacity on a route which is attracting increasing support from unaccompanied traffic.
The additional vessel is in direct response to demand and feedback from the Seatruck customer base and has been tailored to reflect the changing needs of the Irish market.
Driver shortages are causing operators to reassess their traditional accompanied method. Seatruck Ferries believes in a switch to greater volumes of unaccompanied movements from ports, which reduces road mileage compared with the transit through Wales or Scotland. As economic conditions improve, this addition is the next stage in Seatruck Ferries’ strategic development plan.
This positive move will complement the existing Seatruck services operating between Heysham Warrenpoint and Heysham Dublin. The M6 Link road is nearing completion and will dramatically reduce the transit time to Heysham Port from junction 34 of the M6.
Seatruck CEO Alistair Eagles comments;
“I am delighted to announce the deployment of additional tonnage on the Liverpool Dublin route. October was another record month for this service and we are all really excited about the extra space that we will soon be able to offer to both existing and new customers. 2016 will be a pivotal year for Seatruck with not only the additional capacity on this route but with the opening of the M6 link which will be a game changer for the development of our routes from the Port of Heysham”
Seatruck Ferries is a UK registered Freight Ferry operator with 3 routes on the Irish Sea. The company was established in 1996 and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Danish Clipper Group A/S. Read more at www.seatruckferries.com
Alistair Eagles, CEO Seatruck Ferries: +45 7740 561238 [email protected]
Clipper is an industry leader in dry-bulk with a modern fleet of approximately 100 handysize, supramax and ultramax vessels, transporting a wide range of cargo from dry bulk to break bulk. Clipper Fleet Management has around 30 vessels in technical management and runs a proprietary performance management solution COACH, covering more than 250 vessels globally. In addition to dry bulk, Clipper has investments in multipurpose vessels, ro-ro and ferry services and cruise ships. Clipper is commercially headquartered in Copenhagen, employs a staff of 200 on shore, and has offices in 10 countries. Read more at www.clipper-group.com
NI Ferry Site understand that initially, at least, the additional vessel will be Clipper Ranger.