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In Ireland the term is used to describe a kind of ship - a car/truck ferry where vehicles drive onto the ship rather than a container ship. Yes, port tractors can be employed instead - I don't know to what extent they are used in Ireland, but the vast majority of drivers - especially on the land-bridge across Wales/England - accompany their load and truck on the ferries.

As I said above, that may have to change with the much longer sailing times to Rotterdam. Some of the ships being put onto those longer routes are container ships.

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Mon Sep 2nd, 2019 at 01:34:12 AM EST
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One complication may be if the load is carrying frozen or chilled food. I don't know whether container ships provide a power supply to keep the cooler running.

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Mon Sep 2nd, 2019 at 01:36:00 AM EST
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Easier than solving the Irish backstop 😣
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Global Warming - distance between America and Europe is steadily increasing.
by Oui on Mon Sep 2nd, 2019 at 05:30:22 AM EST
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Thanks for this! I'm learning more about international logistics than I thought I would ever have to!

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Mon Sep 2nd, 2019 at 08:02:27 AM EST
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