Seatruck Announce Arrival of New Ferry on Heysham <> Warrenpoint Route
Seatruck are pleased to announce the arrival of the ‘Seatruck Performance’ onto the Warrenpoint <> Heysham route. This is the first of two FSG vessels replacing the current P class vessels. The second FSG, "Seatruck Precision" will join her sister ship this coming weekend.
Since 2008, the Seatruck P Class vessels have provided a fantastic service on the twice daily Warrenpoint <> Heysham route but demand for unaccompanied trailer space soon outstripped capacity. The arrival of the two FSG vessels will enable Seatruck to carry an additional 30,000 trailers annually on this key crossing. The change confirms Seatruck's long term commitment and strategic importance to the route.
Seatruck now operate 78 sailings per week on 3 routes.
Which larger ships will Seatruck deploy on the Warrenpoint route?
The Seatruck owned ‘Seatruck Precision’ and ‘Seatruck Performance’ will be the new ships, built in Germany in 2012. The vessels are proven Irish Sea ships, originally designed for the Warrenpoint service.They were previously on charter to another operator.
How much larger are the vessels?
The FSG series vessels will provide space for an extra 30 units per sailing due to their innovative 4 deck design. In terms of length, they are the same length as the 2 x P series vessels which they will replace. Environmentally the vessels are quieter.
What will be the sailing schedule?
The new vessels will mirror the current schedule with a twice daily connection between Warrenpoint and Heysham.
Can the ships take high trailers?
The 8 Seatruck newbuild vessels were purposely designed for the Irish Sea market and can take all trailer heights on each deck with no risk of roof damage.
Can the new ferries also ship driver accompanied units?
All Seatruck vessels can carry up to 12 driver accompanied vehicles per crossing.
I normally use Cairnryan and go accompanied, what are the advantages of using the Seatruck Warrenpoint – Heysham unaccompanied service?
Most operators who have switched, found that it reduces road mileage and maximises the efficiency of their drivers, who are now in short supply. Seatruck is 100% dedicated to freight without the distraction of passenger movements and have experienced staff located in each port to deal with your enquiries.
Will there ever be a direct link from the Belfast Dublin road to Warrenpoint bypassing Newry?
We believe that the Newry Southern Relief Road will be built and we are working closely with the relevant authorities to ensure that this happens asap.