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S5W-06605: Alex Rowley (Mid Scotland and Fife)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 26 January 2017

To ask the Scottish Government whether freight capacity of the Finlandia Seaways, operated by DFDS between Rosyth and Zeebrugge, has increased since August 2015, and what discussions it has had with (a) DFDS and (b) Forth Ports regarding future increases in freight capacity on the route.

Answered by: Humza Yousaf 6 February 2017

The Scottish Government does not hold details of the freight capacity of the vessel used on the route. There have not been any specific discussions with DFDS or Forth Ports regarding potential future increases in capacity although we continue encourage them to keep this under review and support them in their efforts to grow the volumes on the route.