In the current climate where all Ferry operators Europe-wide are struggling with dramatic drop in volumes for both passengers and freight and are cancelling sailings and laying up vessels, Belgian operator CLdN swims against the tide by expanding and providing greater capacity to its Irish service.

The Port of Cork has warmly welcomed the announcement by CLdN Ro-Ro SA of a new weekly freight service between Cork and Zeebrugge.

The new service is part of a significant expansion by CLdN of its freight services between Belgium and the Republic of Ireland.

The Ro-Ro service will leave Zeebrugge on every Friday to arrive in Cork on Sunday. She will return on Tuesday arriving in Zeebrugge again on every Thursday.

The Port of Cork has also implemented a contingency plan to ensure freight operations continue as normal during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Port is a key facilitator of trade in the Munster region, and vital deliveries will continue to several sectors in the weeks ahead.

By Jake Frith