One of the Irish Sea’s biggest freight carriers, Seatruck Ferries has announced a capacity increase for their Liverpool – Dublin route.
The unaccompanied specialist is set to cater for increased business from this autumn.
The news follows P&O Ferries decision to close their Liverpool – Dublin route. As recent as yesterday, Stena Line revealed their interest in opening a replacement route. Their proposed service would operate from Birkenhead.
September capacity increase
In a communication to customers, Seatruck stated that due to “upcoming changes on the Dublin to Liverpool corridor, there is naturally concern over future capacity”.
As a result, Seatruck Ferries announced that an additional vessel will be added to the route in September to cover peak midweek demand.
Additionally, Seatruck plans to redeploy vessels to ensure the largest available tonnage is on the Dublin – Liverpool route.
More information and a new schedule is due to be released in the coming days.
The customer update also reveals that Seatruck is “fully committed to the Dublin – Liverpool route”.
Part of a RoRo giant
Seatruck Ferries has been owned by CLdN since last November.
CLdN has a fleet of over 30 RoRO vessels, potentially giving their Irish Sea subsidiary access to larger vessels than those currently used.
Seatruck itself has a fleet of seven RoRo vessels.
|SEATRUCK PERFORMANCE||FSG||2,166 lm||Heysham – Warrenpoint|
|SEATRUCK PRECISION||FSG||2,166 lm||Heysham – Warrenpoint|
|SEATRUCK PROGRESS||FSG||2,166 lm||Liverpool – Dublin|
|SEATRUCK POWER||FSG||2,166 lm||Liverpool – Dublin|
|SEATRUCK POINT||P-Class||1,830 lm||Liverpool – Dublin|
|SEATRUCK PACE||P-Class||1,830 lm||Heysham – Dublin|
|SEATRUCK PANORAMA||P-Class||1,830 lm||On charter to Stena Line – due to end on 3 September|
Seatruck Ferries recently sold the P-Class vessel, SEATRUCK PENNANT to Jordan-based Arab Bridge Maritime. Renamed UR, she departed Liverpool on 7 August and arrived at Alexandria, Egypt on 15 August.