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Brittany to end freighter service

[ September 23, 2013   //   ]

Brittany Ferries’ is to end its weekend Poole-Santander freighter service due to weakness in the cross-Channel freight market, from the end of September. The ship operating the service will probably be chartered out.

A spokesman for the company said that the move had been forced on Britanny, not so much by weakness in the UK/Spain market but the softness of the French market, which had made fill-in mid-week services to Cherbourg unviable.

Britanny still offers freight capacity on its remaining multi-purpose vessels from Portsmouth, Poole and Plymouth to Santander and Bilbao and to France.