Scottish ferry to cease operation


Rosie Khdir reports on the latest ferry news, as DFDS ceases its Rosyth to Zeebrugge sailings by December this year.

It has been announced that Scotland’s only passenger ferry owned by DFDS Seaways, formerly Norfolkline will cease operation at the end of this year.

The service, launched last May, which ran from Rosyth to Zeebrugge, will be pulled with only the freight route remaining from the middle of December.

Andreas Teschl, vice president of the DFDS Group, said:

“We know this decision will be disappointing to many people. However, we do believe the route has a future as a freight-only service and we want to enhance the service we offer to the freight industry.”

The 489-passenger Scottish Viking which was purpose-built for the route will be in service at least until December 15th, Teschl promised and added:

“We are aware that the ferry service has provided an important link between Scotland and the continent so it is a matter of deep regret that we have had to take the decision to no longer operate passenger services on the Rosyth to Zeebrugge route.”

P&O Ferries has an alternative for those passengers unable to get to the continent from Scotland – the Hull to Zeebrugge overnight ferry.

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