Copenhagen, September 9, 2014 – Seatruck Ferries has been voted Irish Sea Shipping Line of 2014 at the annual Export & Freight Transport & Logistics Awards for the second year in succession. The company was presented with the much coveted award, sponsored by DSV, at a ceremony at the Ramada Hotel in Belfast.
Each of a carefully selected group of hauliers, asked to anonymously pick one service which offered the optimum level of service, quality, on-board facilities and choice of routes, registered their votes via a totally secure and carefully policed on-line ‘one customer one vote’ system, with Seatruck Ferries again topping the poll. Those attending the awards ceremony heard that “Seatruck has truly stretched the boundaries of traditional shipping services. It remains the only Irish Sea operator solely focused on the transportation of unaccompanied freight.”
It’s been a busy year for the ferry company. Among developments, underlining its continued commitment to its customers, was the replacing in April of the “Arrow”, which was operating on the Dublin – Heysham route, by a much larger Seatruck “P” series vessel. As well as bringing speed, schedule reliability and additional capacity, the change confirmed Seatruck’s long term commitment and strategic importance to the route.
Meanwhile, after listening to customer feedback Seatruck also opted to refit all passenger twin berth cabins on both FSG vessels operating on the Dublin – Liverpool route. Passengers travelling on both the “Seatruck Power” and the “Seatruck Progress” now have the added convenience of two single beds on ground level. No longer will drivers have to climb to share a bunk bed facility.
“We are very proud to be chosen as the Shipping Line of the Year for the second time in a row. It is a result of a relentless focus on our product and service, and a truly great team effort in Seatruck”, says Kristian Morch, Partner & CEO for Clipper Group.
With 16 separate categories, the annual Awards is organized by the Hillsborough based publishers of Export & Freight magazine, 4SM (NI) Ltd.
Clipper is an industry leader in dry bulk, operating a large fleet of handysize through panamax vessels and transporting a wide range of cargo types, from dry bulk to break bulk. In addition to bulk, Clipper has active investments in e.g. ro-ro and ferry services. Clipper controls about 150 vessels in total, of which around half are owned and 30 are in in-house technical management. Clipper is commercially headquartered in Copenhagen. The Clipper-owned freight ferry company Seatruck provides an established ro-ro route structure to service the transport industry. With 12 purpose built high-speed, high capacity freight vessels Seatruck has the newest fleet on the Irish Sea. Read more at clipper-group.com.