Our Group at a Glance

Irish Continental Group is a customer focused business with a pivotal position in the logistics chain facilitating international trade between Ireland, Britain and Continental Europe.

The Group operates through two divisions

Ferries Division

Principal activities include the chartering of vessels both internally and externally together with passenger and RoRo freight shipping services under the Irish Ferries brand.

Container & Terminal Division

Principal activities include LoLo shipping activities under the Eucon brand and the operation of two container terminals, Dublin Ferryport Terminals (DFT) and Belfast Container Terminal (BCT), within the two main ports on the island of Ireland, and following its opening in January 2022 the Dublin Ferryport Inland Depot.

Strategic short sea RoRo routes operated by Irish Ferries providing seamless connections between Ireland, Britain and Continental Europe for the 696,600 RoRo units carried in 2022.

Reliability underpinned by major investment in tonnage and maintenance of quality assets ensuring the high levels of schedule integrity demanded by our customers.

Connected container transport services provided by Eucon, transporting 322,600 teu (twenty foot equivalent) in 2022 between Ireland and 20 countries throughout Europe by sea, road, rail and barge.

Strategically located container terminals whichhandled 319,600 container units during 2022 in Ireland’s main ports of Dublin and Belfast for shipping operators providing services to key continental hub ports and onwards access to global markets.

Fastest crossing on the Irish sea on board the Irish Ferries Dublin Swift fastcraft service with a sailing time of two hours between Dublin and Holyhead at speeds of up to 65 kph.

Key contributor to regional tourism in all countries we offer services, Irish Ferries carried 2,315,000 passengers and 573,400 cars during 2022 with research indicating that car tourists stay longer and travel outside the main urban centres.

Always on, always in touch, our shipping and terminal services operate 24/7, assisted by investment in modern booking and tracking systems to ensure our customers can keep in touch over a variety of platforms.

High standard on-board experience enjoyed by our Irish Ferries customers encompasses quality food, beverage, entertainment and accommodation services. Duty free shopping for passengers travelling to and from Britain. Passengers are never out of touch with free satellite wi-fi services.