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Sale of Ro-Pax ship and circulation of tonnage
3 February, 2011
Changes of vessels on DFDS routes
Dublin Seaways was one of three ships deployed on DFDS two routes between Ireland and England, which were closed on 31 January 2011. As announced previously the second ro-pax ship Liverpool Seaways will be deployed on DFDS' route network in the Baltic Sea. The third ship, a smaller ro-ro ship, will be deployed on DFDS' route network or chartered out. The sale and deployment of ships is the last part of the closure of the two routes between Ireland and England, which had to be closed due to loss-making operations.
The Irish and Northern Irish market still form part of DFDS' Northern European route network. Between Ireland and Holland and between Ireland and Spain container routes and door-to-door land transport are offered. Between Norway and Northern Ireland a route with sideport vessels targeted at the paper industry is operated.