New ferry between Rosslare and France will allow carriers to ‘bypass’ UK controls – Murphy


A new ferry service between Rosslare and France is “heaven’s manna”, according to Wexford TD independent Verona Murphy.MP Murphy said it will be a real game-changer for many carriers as they face the prospect of new customs checks and procedures after Brexit.

Six days a week service – announced today by logistics company DFDS – will start on January 2, 2021, with the direct journey to Dunkirk to last 24 hours.

MP Murphy said it took longer than using the UK land bridge, but provided more certainty at a time when fears of potentially significant delays on travel between the UK and the EU are more and more numerous.

Talk on The hard shoulder, Wexford TD said the new UK customs process would be “very onerous” for many businesses – but now there is a way to “bypass” the UK passage.

New ferry between Rosslare and France will allow carriers to ‘bypass’ UK controls – Murphy

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She said: “The drivers will be able to get off the ferry and go to their destination, without any customs provisions, [agriculture] checks or something like that.

“This is recognition from one of the biggest ferry companies in Europe, DFDS – that I am changing my name to Daily Ferry Direct Service, which I was asking for. ”

She said there was now a need for significant investment in Rosslare Europort, as it has been “extremely neglected by successive governments”.

MP Murphy – a former chairman of the Irish Road Haulage Association – said there is now a need for the government to ensure the port is modernized.

She is previously called for Dublin Port operations to be relocated to Rosslare, due to high levels of air pollution in parts of Dublin and challenges related to the port’s growth in the capital.

Image principale: photo d’archive de Verona Murphy. Photo par: Eamonn Farrell /


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