Rise in the cost of ferries could force Scottish hauliers to use other routes

Hauliers may be forced to seek new routes if plans to increase fares on Scotland’s only freight ferry to the continent go ahead later this year. 

Operator DFDS Seaways plans to increase fares on its Rosyth and Zeebrugge route next year to offset the cost of new emission regulations. 

The price increase has not yet been confirmed, however the operator intends to boost fares in January when the new EU Sulphur Emission Control Area (SECA) regulations come into effect. The legislation will effect all ports in the Baltic Sea, North Sea and English Channel. 

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