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Brittany to go direct from Ireland to Spain

[ January 16, 2018   //   ]


Brittany Ferries is to launch the first ever ferry service between Ireland and Spain at the end of April, between Cork and Santander. The twice-weekly route will be operated by a new chartered vessel, which will also be used to add an extra weekly return sailing to Brittany’s long-standing service from Cork to Roscoff in France.

The new vessel, which will be named the Connemara, will offer 2,225 lane metres of garage space and Brittany Ferries expects a fifty-fifty split between passengers and freight carried.

Port of Cork commercial manager Captain Michael McCarthy said: “The Port of Cork wholeheartedly welcomes a service we have been trying as a port to establish for some time now. We are delighted that our long term customer, Brittany Ferries, has committed to this new service which will see an increase in tourism and freight. The option for freight carriers to bypass the UK land bridge will be seen as very attractive, as Brexit uncertainty continues. We have no doubt that both exporters and importers will make this a viable service.”

The initial plan is for the service to operate from April to December.

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