The project showed such promise
A ferry between Eemshaven in the province of Groningen, and Rosyth (near Edinburgh) in Scotland, is very unlikely to be realised says Cas König, director of Groningen Seaports. Köning says that no new developments around the route have been forthcoming; “that is never a good sign”, he says. As reported by the GIC.
Last year, the Northern Times reported that there were plans for a scheduled service between Eemshaven and Edinburgh. The Scottish shipping company TEC Farragon was scheduled to operate the ferry service: hoping to capitalise on avoiding long traffic jams in Dover in England, which will likely get much worse after Brexit.
The plans for the ferry service seemed to be at an advanced stage, with the first voyages to initially start sailing in October. The first trip was then postponed to April this year. But since February there have been no more developments.
According to König, a request for a ferry came in last year, but there has not yet been a much-needed simulation to see how the ferry can be docked safely. Another reason may be the disagreement within TEC Farragon, which has had a director quit in the last year.
Image: the ferry between Eemshaven and the German Wadden Island of Borkum. Via Piqsels. License-free.