The service will be initially performed by the Isle of Inishmore with 5 sailings per day in each direction, with additional capacity planned to be introduced in the coming months.
In communicating the new service, the operator stated: “Irish Ferries is the market leader for freight and passengers between Britain and the Republic of Ireland. The new Dover - Calais route comes as part of our commitment to the movement of freight on and off the Island of Ireland to both the UK and Europe, strengthening the capacity and reliability of landbridge options for exporters and importers. Hauliers will now have one operator providing an inclusive service on the Dublin - Holyhead, Rosslare - Pembroke and Dover - Calais routes, allowing easier, cheaper, and quicker access to European markets via the Common Transit Convention.”
Victor Treacy International Limited (VTI), the leading freight ferry agent in Ireland and member of 360 Pay, has extended its long lasting and successful partnership with Irish Ferries to include this new route. Customers can now access the service taking advantage of VTI dedicated 24/7 operational support as well as the competitive rates offered.