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Robert.Jervis_43227 Mar 05

CLdN adding capacity on Irish and UK routes

“CLdN shows its ability to react directly to market developments”
Having overcome the first two challenging months in the post - Brexit era, CLdN is offering increased shipping capacity by the introduction of additional sailings on its Irish and UK routes. Getting a vessel back from charter enables the RoRo operator to increase service levels on the Zeebrugge – Dublin service to three sailings per week imminently to cope with risen demand. Next to that, a new Friday sailing will be added to the Zeebrugge - Killingholme route, bringing the total to 7 sailings per week. Finally, the Short Sea specialist will introduce an extra weekend sailing on Sunday on the Zeebrugge – Purfleet route, allowing customers to benefit from 12 sailings per week.

Since the end of last year, CLdN’s routes have seen an additional boost of customer demand as a result of customers shifting to unaccompanied transport and bypassing the disrupted landbridge. When noticing a sustained demand from the market, CLdN has been and will be adding capacity and increase sailing frequency where necessary. With two more 5,000 lane metre new-build ships being delivered from Hyundai shipyard later this year, CLdN will have additional tools to increase both capacity and frequency on its short sea network.

A spokesman commented on the expansion of the UK and Irish services:

“Once more, CLdN shows its ability to react directly to market developments in order to keep serving its customers with a robust, reliable and cost efficient transport solution. We are poised to maintain our leading role in unaccompanied short sea shipping and will keep interacting with our valued customers in order to meet their expectations.”