Norse Merchant Ferries

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Norse Merchant Ferries
Fate Acquired by Norfolkline 2005
Founded 2001
Headquarters Liverpool, UK
Key people
Derek Sloan {CEO}
Phillip Shepherd (MD)
Products Ferries, passenger transportation, freight transportation
Number of employees
Parent Cenargo International Ltd (2002 - 2003)
Norse Merchant Group Ltd (2003 - 2006)
Mersey Viking in Belfast
Mersey Viking in Norse Merchant livery

Norse Merchant Ferries was an Irish Sea ferry company that operating passenger and freight RORO services between England the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.


Norse Merchant Ferries was created in October 1999 when Cenargo, the owners of Merchant Ferries purchased Norse Irish Ferries. The companies operated separately until February 2001 when Norse Merchant Ferries was officially launched.

In January 2003 Cenargo filed voluntary petitions for relief under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code.[1] The shipping subsidiaries of Cenargo emerged from administration in December 2003 as Norse Merchant Group.

In November 2005 the Norse Merchant Group was acquired by Maersk[2] and integrated into Norfolkline


Norse Merchant Ferries operated the following routes across the Irish Sea

Note: The Liverpool services where transferred to Birkenhead Twelve Quays in 2002



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