Ferry operator commits to 10-year contract

Irish Ferries has confirmed that it will be providing services to west Wales for another decade.

The ferry company has entered into a new agreement that will see Milford Haven Port Authority providing dockside and terminal services at Pembroke Port.

The agreement will ensure that the ferry service and its passengers continue to make a substantial contribution to the regional economy. The service, which carries more than 300,000 passengers and 80,000 freight units per year, also safeguards up to 60 jobs at Pembroke.

Alec Don, chief executive of Milford Haven Port Authority, said, “We are delighted that we will continue to work with Irish Ferries and play our part in helping to grow and strengthen their business.”

Eamonn Rothwell, chief executive of Irish Ferries, said, “For many years we have a received a high quality and fast turnaround service from the Port of Pembroke as well as strong customer loyalty. We look forward to working with Milford Haven Port Authority over the years to come.”