Brittany Ferries has introduced three new freight-only services between Ireland and France.
The sailings will begin this Thursday (4th February) with a sailing between Rosslare and St Malo.
The new service is a means to avoid the increase in post-Brexit customs checks and paperwork associated with traditional transit through the UK.
Hugh Bruton, General Manager of Brittany Ferries Ireland said: “There’s now clear and compelling demand both in Brittany and beyond to boost freight capacity direct from the region to Ireland.”
Conor Mowlds, Chief Commercial Officer, Port of Cork added: “These direct freight services from Cork to the EU strengthen the region by offering more flexibility to Irish customers, ensuring supply chains are maintained.
“Our relationship with Brittany Ferries spans over 40 years and it continues to go from strength to strength.”