Ireland's Rosslare Europort, operated by Iarnród Éireann -or Irish Rail is the national railway system operator-, has appointed a Rebel-led team to assist in the tender process for concessioning the port.
The wining team is composed by Rebel, a Rotterdam based firm of specialist shipping & port consultants, DKM Economic Consultants and STS International a Wexford based firm of specialist RoRo shipping consultants. The selected team will have to assist in the process of assessing market interest in the concession for the operation of the port, and evaluating opportunities from interested parties.
This announcement comes after Indecon Consultants developed an study for the Department of Transport, Tourism & Sport, which analysed strategic options for the future of the port. The study recommended that the Europort remains in the ownership of Iarnród Éireann, but establishes a long term concession contract with a third party to operate the facilities.
Rosslare Europort is a modern seaport located at Rosslare Harbour in County Wexford, Ireland, near the southeastern-most point of Ireland, handling passenger and freight ferries to and from Wales and France. It is the country's second busiest port in terms of ship visits, unitised freight and passenger numbers. The Port has achieved a volume growth, freight and trade cars combined, of 7.1 per cent in 2015 to September, on top of 5.5 per cent growth last year.