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Isle of Inishmore to launch Dover - Calais route(Read 9702 times)
Re: Isle of Inishmore to launch Dover - Calais route Reply #30 on: June 17, 2021, 01:36:48 pm
IOI en route to Dover eta 16:00 tomorrow 18/06/21 I expect that berthing trials will be carried out on both sides of the channel, the first scheduled service due on 29/06 with the 0920 ex Dover.



Re: Isle of Inishmore to launch Dover - Calais route Reply #31 on: June 19, 2021, 06:24:37 am
Inishmore has arrived at Dover this morning



Re: Isle of Inishmore to launch Dover - Calais route Reply #32 on: June 19, 2021, 09:05:07 am



Re: Isle of Inishmore to launch Dover - Calais route Reply #33 on: June 19, 2021, 12:02:55 pm
Isle of Inishmore at Dover this morning, photos property of @Port_of_Dover, good view of the cow-catcher.



Re: Isle of Inishmore to launch Dover - Calais route Reply #34 on: June 19, 2021, 12:05:59 pm
thanks for posting

very interesting addition to starboard side at the bow, aside for the hideous cow catcher (Tug well positioned !) there is an addition to help with port fit.

some images are posted on the Twitter

https://twitter.com/Port_of_Dover/status/1406183302755651585

Also Dover Strait Shipping

https://www.facebook.com/doverstraitshipping/posts/1650333298498124
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Re: Isle of Inishmore to launch Dover - Calais route Reply #35 on: June 19, 2021, 12:13:08 pm
Arriving in Calais, posted on the facebook by Julien Carpentier



Re: Isle of Inishmore to launch Dover - Calais route Reply #36 on: June 19, 2021, 02:57:56 pm
Isle of Inishmore at Calais today :)

You can join my facebook group Shipspotting Irish Ferries , you are welcome !
https://www.facebook.com/groups/507711226890382


Best Regard

Julien Carpentier



Re: Isle of Inishmore to launch Dover - Calais route Reply #37 on: June 21, 2021, 10:27:19 pm
More here for those interested (courtesy of George Holland).  There's also a couple from Denmark showing the completed work.  They've done quite a tidy job!

According to Irish Ferries she is 'newly refurbished' and has an enlarged shop.  From the pics I have seen to date the refurbishment appears to mainly consist of new carpeting

https://www.niferry.co.uk/irish-ferries-isle-of-inishmore-undertakes-trials-at-dover-and-calais/
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Steve in Belfast (suburbia)

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Re: Isle of Inishmore to launch Dover - Calais route Reply #38 on: June 25, 2021, 11:07:17 am
Pride of Burgundy on her way back to Dover in response to the commencement of IF services on the route.



Re: Isle of Inishmore to launch Dover - Calais route Reply #39 on: June 28, 2021, 12:44:58 pm
Ready for the off tomorrow on the new route.



Re: Isle of Inishmore to launch Dover - Calais route Reply #40 on: August 26, 2021, 08:21:04 am
ICG half yearly report [2021] notes that there will be an additional ship added to this route in the autumn as IF Pete correctly predicted. One can't help but wonder how viable this route will be? Will IF be able to obtain sufficient market share to make it profitable? Can IF really take on Eurotunnel, P and O and DFDS?



Re: Isle of Inishmore to launch Dover - Calais route Reply #41 on: August 26, 2021, 11:47:41 am
the other thing to consider is falling demand for calais/euritunnell down 7percent on last year
people continue to divert to north sea routes and freight impacted by driver shortage and associated move from accompagnied to unnacompagnied
the latter of course impacts holyhead as well
so a double problem for if
having said that if probably have less overhead than likes of p and o
logical end game has to be if withdraw from dover and p and on withdraw from all or part of ireland



Re: Isle of Inishmore to launch Dover - Calais route Reply #42 on: August 26, 2021, 12:04:44 pm
The route is aimed primarily at hauliers offering them a one booking direct service to Ireland from France and was the reason IF gave for launching the service it offers a shorter crossing time than direct sailings and is less likely to be affected by bad weather conditions.
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