Market demand for Brexit trade options to and from northern France

Market demand for Brexit trade options to and from northern France

Posted: November 6 2020

As part of its work with Irish exporters and importers, the Port’s management team are currently gauging market demand in a potential new service that would directly connect the southeast of Ireland with northern France.

Waterford’s current services run twice-weekly to Rotterdam (DFDS/Samskip) and weekly to Rotterdam Deep Sea (BG Freight/Hapag-Lloyd/Maersk) from where shipments transit onwards to a range of global destinations.

Frank Ronan, CEO, Port of Waterford, said: “We always stay in close contact with our customers and prospective customers. Through that, we know there is some demand for a direct connection between Waterford and northern France. We are now engaging more with industry and other stakeholders about the viability of such a service which would be very much complementary to our existing Rotterdam routes. All those trading goods between Ireland and mainland Europe are obviously very aware of Brexit looming and what this means for any shipments that would previously have transited overland through Wales and England.”


If you would like to learn more about our proposed load-on/ load-off container service to/from northern France, please contact: Frank Ronan, CEO Port of Waterford