- Dec 8, 2011
Looking at photos and specs of this big mickey tin can , I find nothing indicating separate sleeping berths for the 600 unfortunate drivers who will be forced to spend 30 miserable hours probably sleeping in their cabs in dark smelly conditions.I imagine if it doesnt attract business and doesnt make a profit, then the private company behind this route will withdraw the service.
Marginally shorter sailing times Rosslare to France but this is a commercial venture so demand will determine viability, if its not profitable, it won't continue.I agree, sounds like a good idea - except the 30 hours travel time. Is there any closer landfall on the continent?
Where are the drivers going to sleep on a 30hour voyage.?:lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:
A 30 hour voyage is proposed from Ireland.Marginally shorter sailing times Rosslare to France but this is a commercial venture so demand will determine viability, if its not profitable, it won't continue.
On the brink of what?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.
basic health and safety, i have never been on a ferry where you can stay in your vehicleA 30 hour voyage is proposed from Ireland.
No evidence of sleeping accommodation being provided.
Cattle are treated better.
Berth in cabin included
Many thanks for the info.basic health and safety, i have never been on a ferry where you can stay in your vehicle
in the basic facts bottom left
The manacles are much more comfortable now though, padded I believe....Where are the drivers going to sleep on a 30hour voyage.?
I have tried to find out but the ships exterior appearance is almost windowless.
The only conclusion is that the poor wretches will have to go into the smelly hold with their own trucks .
Reminds me of the slave ships that used to bring captured Africans to America.
Will they charge extra for the vomit buckets?
Many will be required as there is no rail to lean over and do it into the water.
Asides standard unaccompanied trailers, Celine's capacity caters for tank containers, project cargo, new cars and a capacity for 12 driver accompanied units. The leadship newbuild completed by Hyundai Mipo in Ulsan,South Korea represents a fleet expansion plan for CLdN, with a sistership due in the coming months.
12 driver accompanied units
That is exactly how it works,They might just place trailers on board and then have trucks hitch on to them in the destination port.
and thenThe other ghastly horror on this ship is where are the truckers going to sleep?
Is it intended they bunk down in their cabs buried in the bowels of a dark and dank smelly hold.?
And ThenLooking at photos and specs of this big mickey tin can , I find nothing indicating separate sleeping berths for the 600 unfortunate drivers who will be forced to spend 30 miserable hours probably sleeping in their cabs in dark smelly conditions.
And ThenMany thanks for the info.
Berth in cabin included.
What does that mean?
Are you sharing shower wc etc with 5 smelly continental types?
I have been on various ferries around the world.
Without exception they all stink , especially the sanitary accomm.
I have also done overnight crossings on these vessels and believe me sleep is rarely possible due to the noise and hum of the huge engines and if the seas are rough then forget it.
12 driver accompanied units
588 unaccompanied units.
This means the ferry operator loads and unloads the units.
What happens to all these 588 drivers?
Have they to hang around while the beast is unloaded ?
This is going to take some time .
The Field Marshal have you considered having an enemaWhat is Unaccompanied Freight?
Unaccompanied freight is the transport of wheeled freight without the driver and cab. Essentially, the freight vehicle is left at the quay side at the port by a driver (detached from the cab) and a tug master (small tractor) pulls the vehicle on and off the ship.
Seems then that the way this works is that driver unhitches the trailer at port and does not travel at all.
Another different driver on continent must then pick up.
588 is the proposed number.
Is not this then just a slight variation on the container shipping model?
Id say the Irish lorry drivers will lose out big time in employment if my analysis of this model is correct.
Did Leo say anything about possible Irish job losses this during the launch of the big mickey ship?