Date lodged: 26 January 2017
To ask the Scottish Government what grants it has paid to (a) DFDS and (b) Forth Ports since January 2015 in order to maintain the Rosyth to Zeebrugge freight route.
Answered by: Humza Yousaf 8 February 2017
The Scottish Government paid 200,000 in January 2015 to DFDS, in support of the company’s operation of the Rosyth to Zeebrugge freight ferry service. The Scottish Government has not provided Forth Ports with funding for the route since January 2015.
The Scottish Government is committed to securing the Rosyth to Zeebrugge ferry service on an environmentally and economically sustainable basis in the interests of the freight industry and businesses in Scotland.