In line with the previously published fleet development program, CLdN Ro-RO SA is pleased to announce the expansion of their Irish service, which is now achievable as new build vessels arrive into the fleet.
CLdN Ro-Ro SA will deploy dedicated vessels to operate on the direct Rotterdam <> Dublin trade as of 26th February 2019, offering an increase from three to four sailings in each direction, whilst improving the spread of the sailings and increasing capacity, at a time when Brexit uncertainty is a major feature in clients planning.
Three of the sailings will be Ro-Ro vessels, departing from Rotterdam on a Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday and from Dublin on a Thursday, Saturday and Monday. In addition, one Lo-Lo vessel will sail ex Rotterdam on a Saturday and ex Dublin on a Tuesday.
This expansion will allow customers to maximise equipment turnaround without having to rely on land-bridge solutions going forwards, thus strengthening the direct Irish Continental trade. The Zeebrugge <> Dublin service will, for the time being, remain but the intention is to develop this route also, as additonal tonnage comes on line, which will be advised in due course.
A spokesperson for CLdN Ro-Ro SA stated: A spokesperson for CLdN Ro-Ro SA stated;
These further developments are in line with CLdN's long-term strategy, supported by substantial investments in both terminals and fleet, guaranteeing our customers continuity and a solid service on the Irish corridor for many years to come. It also shows the company's ability to adapt to challenging market conditions, and our customers' demands, in a very flexible and rapid way.