Feature, Freight News, Sea

Green light for French ports’ Irish growth – updated

[ March 16, 2021   //   ]

At least 18,000 trailers moved between the port of Cherbourg and Ireland during the first two months of 2021, three times as many as in the same period last year. Operator Ports of Normandy said that the three operators – Irish Ferries, Stena Line and Brittany Ferries had all increased their capacity with 12 services a week compared with six previously and by putting larger ships onto the route.
To celebrate this, and to mark St Patrick’s Day, the baggage hall of the transatlantic terminal and the interior of the maritime terminal will be lit up in green. It’s all part of the Irish Tourism Office’s Global Greening campaign.

Several sites in the port of Dunkerque were also lit up in green to celebrate St Patrick’s Day as well as the 10,000 freight units transported since January 2021 on the Dunkerque-Rosslare service. The Town Hall, Belfry and Leughenaer Tower, as well as the three-masted Duchesse Anne and the Port Museum and the Irish-owned Ecocem plant all took part.

Cherbourg photos: ©M2event