Date lodged: 26 January 2017
To ask the Scottish Government whether it will list the (a) capacity and (b) environmental improvements on the Rosyth to Zeebrugge freight route made by (i) Forth Ports and (ii) DFDS since August 2015, and how much was invested in each improvement.
Answered by: Humza Yousaf 8 February 2017
The information requested is not held by the Scottish Government as Rosyth to Zeebrugge is a commercial freight ferry route operated by DFDS.
Improvements to the port facility or vessel to increase the capacity and improve the environmental performance have been made by the port authority Forth Ports or ferry operator DFDS.
We understand this included improvements to the port infrastructure to allow double stacked containers to be loaded onto the vessel, as well as the installation of scrubber technology on the Finlandia Seaways to comply with Sulphur Emissions Control Area restrictions.