Irish Continental Group plc provides maritime passenger and freight services primarily in North West Europe. It operates in two segments, Ferries, and Container & Terminal. The Ferries segment operates multipurpose ferry services carrying passengers and roll on roll off freight on strategic short sea routes between Ireland and the United Kingdom; and direct ferry services between Ireland and France. This segment also engages in chartering activities. It owns nine vessels. The Container & Terminal segment provides direct container shipping services between Ireland and continental Europe together with the operation of container terminals at Dublin and Belfast. The company also provides shipping and forwarding agency, ship leasing, and administration services. Irish Continental Group plc was founded in 1972 and is based in Dublin, Ireland.