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Title: Cork - UK Ferry Routes Brexit Plan
Post by: ferryfan on April 01, 2019, 01:01:30 pm
According to an article in today's Irish Times ferry services could be run from Cork to the UK in the event of a no deal brexit with destinations like Fishguard/Bristol and Swansea likely. The idea would be to divert ro/ro traffic from Dublin port which is at capacity and would struggle to cope with any additional traffice which would occur in the event of the UK crashing out with no deal. Brendan Keating the chief exec of the port said it would require an investment of €500k to make the necessary preparations.
Title: Re: Cork - UK Ferry Routes Brexit Plan
Post by: Cladyman on April 01, 2019, 08:00:48 pm
I struggle today to distinguish between the craziness of Brexit and April fool as anything possible :-)
Title: Re: Cork - UK Ferry Routes Brexit Plan
Post by: IFPete on April 01, 2019, 08:36:29 pm
We might even see an embargo on goods coming from UK to Europe in event of no deal senario.
Title: Re: Cork - UK Ferry Routes Brexit Plan
Post by: giftgrub on April 01, 2019, 09:08:19 pm
https://www.irishtimes.com/business/transport-and-tourism/some-ferry-services-to-uk-may-be-moved-to-cork-under-no-deal-brexit-1.3844688



Title: Re: Cork - UK Ferry Routes Brexit Plan
Post by: bissiere on April 01, 2019, 09:40:05 pm

Maybe the Oscar Wilde would go on the Cork Cherbourg line?
Title: Re: Cork - UK Ferry Routes Brexit Plan
Post by: bissiere on April 01, 2019, 09:46:14 pm
I meant Cork Swansea
Title: Re: Cork - UK Ferry Routes Brexit Plan
Post by: jimjoe on April 01, 2019, 10:15:29 pm
Sounds like Cork touting for business and some Govt investment as opposed to any ferry operator actually having any plans to start a Cork-UK route.
Title: Re: Cork - UK Ferry Routes Brexit Plan
Post by: Steven on May 04, 2019, 08:39:38 am
Sounds like Cork touting for business and some Govt investment as opposed to any ferry operator actually having any plans to start a Cork-UK route.
Have to say I agree.  All words and no actual substance