Luxembourg-based shortsea operator CLdN has acquired Irish Sea firm Seatruck Ferries Holding from Danish handysize bulker owner Clipper Group for an undisclosed price.

CLdN said Seatruck Ferries is the leading ro-ro ferry operator on the Irish Sea, transporting close to 20% of the region’s seaborne cargo volumes and owns eight vessels, two of which are chartered out.

Clipper said the sale would allow it to devote its financial and managerial resources to strengthening its global dry cargo business.