bypassing Britain (Brexit-busting’ ferry launched from Dublin Port)

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It can accommodate more than 600 lorries and is almost twice the size of any ferry currently operating out of Dublin Port. If all the parking lanes on the 235m long boat were laid end to end, it would stretch to almost 8 kilometres, making it the world’s largest short sea roll-on roll-off vessel.

It is hoped its size will allow hundreds of thousands of additional tonnes of freight go to and from the Continent each year, bypassing Britain and the border controls and paperwork that may be inevitable if a hard Brexit becomes a reality.

https://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/brexit-busting-ferry-launched-from-dublin-port-1.3468760


It sounds a good idea even if Brexit had not take place,
 


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It can accommodate more than 600 lorries and is almost twice the size of any ferry currently operating out of Dublin Port. If all the parking lanes on the 235m long boat were laid end to end, it would stretch to almost 8 kilometres, making it the world’s largest short sea roll-on roll-off vessel.

It is hoped its size will allow hundreds of thousands of additional tonnes of freight go to and from the Continent each year, bypassing Britain and the border controls and paperwork that may be inevitable if a hard Brexit becomes a reality.

https://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/brexit-busting-ferry-launched-from-dublin-port-1.3468760


It sounds a good idea even if Brexit had not take place,
How does its capacity, 600 lorries, compare with the capacity of the ferries currently serving Dublin Port? Will this lead to 8 kilometer tailbacks and increased congestion in the port and the roads leading from it.
 

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It can accommodate more than 600 lorries and is almost twice the size of any ferry currently operating out of Dublin Port. If all the parking lanes on the 235m long boat were laid end to end, it would stretch to almost 8 kilometres, making it the world’s largest short sea roll-on roll-off vessel.

It is hoped its size will allow hundreds of thousands of additional tonnes of freight go to and from the Continent each year, bypassing Britain and the border controls and paperwork that may be inevitable if a hard Brexit becomes a reality.

https://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/brexit-busting-ferry-launched-from-dublin-port-1.3468760


It sounds a good idea even if Brexit had not take place,
Going to be good craic getting the port
 

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How does its capacity, 600 lorries, compare with the capacity of the ferries currently serving Dublin Port? Will this lead to 8 kilometer tailbacks and increased congestion in the port and the roads leading from it.
I hope they have sorted all that out already. The 8K is for one ship and I would think they will need to have a lot more than one for this to work.
 

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that's impressive, the unsung heroes of logistics
 

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How does its capacity, 600 lorries, compare with the capacity of the ferries currently serving Dublin Port? Will this lead to 8 kilometer tailbacks and increased congestion in the port and the roads leading from it.
I believe it has twice the capacity of other ferries. However the trip to Holland is 30 hours, whereas to the UK its arroubd 4.5 hours.
 

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I believe it has twice the capacity of other ferries. However the trip to Holland is 30 hours, whereas to the UK its arroubd 4.5 hours.
Plus a few hours in future customs checks, driving across the UK and then a ferry from Dover which might be subject to more checks.
 

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Where does the ferry go, and is it only for trucks or for cars as well?
 

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Could be needed because like it or not, if there is no deal, the UK may crash out of the EU next Spring regardless of what the UK Parliament does. Its not clear whether the UK can unilaterally revoke Article 50 (the Scottish Highest Court is referring the question to the ECJ).
 

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Someone made the point that the Brexiteers prophesied that they could make their own way in the global trading environment. But now it looks like there is a return to protectionism and retraction from global trade deals. Ironically, the best deal for the UK would be to stay within the EU. NI is on the brink.
 

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Great asset. The boat will dock in belgium with a 36-hour voyage time.

You'd think cherbourg would be handier? But there's a risk of french strikers blocking roads, desolé M. Macron.
 

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Great asset. The boat will dock in belgium with a 36-hour voyage time.

You'd think cherbourg would be handier? But there's a risk of french strikers blocking roads, desolé M. Macron.
Belgium is where all the tech and pharma goes. May as well deliver it on spot. Plus gives the truckers a nice rest on board.
 

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with those travel times it would seem less efficient transporting the trucks over each time, why not just send them over standard freight and hire trucks at the other end fir the final destination?
 

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Belgium is where all the tech and pharma goes. May as well deliver it on spot. Plus gives the truckers a nice rest on board.
Its mad that the boat will host 600 truck drivers for 36 hours. Hope there's a cinema on board.
 

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Wait 'till the automated trucks are on the move... no cabins needed, no bar or cinema needed.

Hang on, hang on... why would they need a ferry at all? Watertight freight compartments and they can just trundle down across Rosslare strand and straight into the water. James Bond ain't in it.
 

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Wait 'till the automated trucks are on the move... no cabins needed, no bar or cinema needed.

Hang on, hang on... why would they need a ferry at all? Watertight freight compartments and they can just trundle down across Rosslare strand and straight into the water. James Bond ain't in it.
"Dave, did you tell the trucks to drive on the right on the other side"

"no, i thought you did"
 


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