The Ferries Division principal activities include passenger and RoRo freight shipping services and ship chartering activities. The Ferries division owns eight vessels in total and also charters in one vessel as part of its operations. Details of our fleet can be found here
In 2017, Irish Continental Group Ferries Division was voted ‘Best Ferry Company’ by travel trade professionals at the ‘Irish Travel Industry Awards’ and is a nominated finalist at the upcoming ‘Irish Travel Trade News Awards’. The Ferries Division was also voted ‘Best Ferry Company or Fixed Link Operator’ at the GB Group Leisure & Travel Awards, as voted for by British based group travel organisers and readers of Group Leisure & Travel magazine.
The image below shows the geographical coverage of the ferries division.
The Ferries Division also owns a number of passenger and container vessels which it charters outside of the Division.
- MV Elbfeeder
- MV Elbtrader
- MV Elbcarrier
- MV Ranger
- HSC Westpac Express
The three Elb vessels are currently on year-long charters to the Group’s container shipping subsidiary Eucon on routes between Ireland and the Continent whilst the MV Ranger is on a short term charter to a third party.The HSC Westpac Express was recently redelivered following a period of twenty months on external charter. This vessel will replace the HSC Jonathan Swift and will provide the Group with increased capacity on its popular fast craft service. She is currently undergoing a refurbishment programme to bring her up to Irish Ferries passenger service standards and will be renamed HSC Dublin Swift prior to entering service.