Irish Continental Group is spending more than €165 million on what will be the world’s biggest
car ferry for its Dublin to Holyhead route.
The transport company has signed a deal with German firm FSG to build the ship and deliver it before mid-2020.
The new craft will cost €165.2 million and carry 1,800 passengers and crew along with 330 freight containers. It will be the biggest ferry in the world by vehicle capacity, the Irish shipping company said.
When it is operating, the new ship is expected to replace the MV Ulysses, which will then take over from the MV Epsilon, a chartered vessel, in ICG’s fleet.
Fáilte Ireland has welcomed the investment as a huge mark of confidence in the Irish tourism sector.