Gefco and CAT have begun taking Peugeot-Citroën and Renault vehicles on a new direct service between the Port of Le Havre in France and Rosslare Europort in the Republic of Ireland. They will be carried on the first new ship to use the Rosslare Europort for 20 years – the Norman Voyager – owned by French shipping company LD Lines.
The 20-hour crossing leaves Le Havre on Friday at 23:59 and arrives in Rosslare at 21:30 on Saturday. It departs Rosslare again on Sunday at 01:00 and arrives back in Le Havre at 22:00 Sunday. During weekdays the ferry will provide extra capacity on LD Lines’ Portsmouth to Le Havre service. It has room for up to 200 cars and 120 freight vehicles, as well as 800 passengers.
Rosslare Europort is being aided further by an €8m ($10m) investment programme. This will include a new linkspan at the 215-metre Berth 2, the doubling of capacity at the trailer compound and the purchase of five more Tugmasters, bringing the total to 13.