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Tuesday, 17th November 2020

New services at Drogheda Port offer new Brexit solutions

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The Fast Lines terminal at Drogheda Port.

Direct routes to Belgium and Italy will by-pass the UK land-bridge

Drogheda Port Company are introducing two new services which will allow importers and exporters concerned with the impacts of Brexit to bypass the UK altogether. 

In partnership with Fast Lines Belgium, a new service has already commenced “BEL - EIRE LINES which is a conventional breakbulk liner service connecting the port of Antwerp to the port of Drogheda. 

Because it will be shipping goods from one EU port to another, the service will reroute the cargo flows of existing and new customers shipping directly in or out of Ireland thus avoiding the UK. 

The service caters for

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  • all types of breakbulk such as steel products, bagged material, palletized goods
  • cargoes currently trucked via UK land-bridge to Ireland
  • smaller lots difficult to ship as full and complete cargoes
  • project cargo
  • trans-shipment cargo 

The service is operated with Fast Lines Belgium’s box shaped short sea vessel fleet. 

A second new service which will commence in December will link Drogheda with the port of Nogaro in Italy. This service will also offer a full suite break bulk service linking into the central European rail network.   

The CEO of Drogheda Port, Paul Fleming, said “We are delighted to welcome these new services which will strengthen the strategic importance of Drogheda Port in supporting the Irish Construction Sector and provide a seamless supply chain from Europe to Ireland in a post Brexit trading environment.”

Simon Mulvany, MD of Fast Lines Ireland said “We are always looking for new growth opportunities and as experts in shipping goods in and out of Ireland to the continent these new services will form part of Irelands solution for Brexit. We will be providing an opportunity for existing and new customers to reroute their cargo flows in or out of Ireland.”


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