Return of Cork Swansea Ferry is imminent

12 Dec

It seems the restoration of the Cork-Swansea ferry service is imminent. An operator’s been found; and a number of investors are on board, including a bank which is to fund sixty-percent of the estimated twelve-million-euro start-up costs. Also, four ships on the market have been identified as being suitable to use for the service. It’s hoped it’ll be back up and running for March 2009, two-and-a-half years after it was axed. An online survey revealed the South West region is losing out on €100-thousand euro a day without the route. During its peak season, the ferry carried about one-hundred-thousand passengers, thirty-thousand cars, and between six and eight-thousand freight units.

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One Response to “Return of Cork Swansea Ferry is imminent”

  1. Maggie Parkinson December 15, 2008 at 10:22 #

    Very good news. Someone is seeing sense at last.

    Maggie Parkinson

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