STRATEGIC NEW ROUTE
During the year, Irish Ferries commenced services on the new Dover – Calais route. The services commenced on the 29 June 2021 with the deployment of the Isle of Inishmore. The route was further boosted with the introduction of the Isle of Innisfree onto the route on the 16 December 2021.
We are promoting responsible consumption through our selection of crew uniforms, which now contain 95 percent recycled polyester recovered from plastic bottles. In 2021 ICG purchased 9,000 garments, equating to 150,000 plastic bottles being recycled and prevented from reaching the oceans or landfill sites.
The Group invested in upgraded, more efficient turbochargers on board Ulysses in late 2021. This has resulted in a significant lowering of exhaust temperatures, reducing overall wear and tear and improving fuel efficiency.