Freight News

New ship to strengthen Brittany routes

[ February 5, 2015   //   ]

Brittany Ferries is to charter a ferry from DFDS to boost capacity and frequency on its Portsmouth to Le Havre and Portsmouth to Bilbao routes. Currently named the Sirena Seaways – she will be renamed once she enters service with Brittany Ferries – the vessel has space for 84 trucks, as well as 160 cars. She is fitted with exhaust scrubbers to comply with the new emission control area, and will operate year-round.

Since March 2014, Brittany has provided a weekday service on Portsmouth/Le Havre, twice a week on Portsmouth/Bilbao and a weekend service Portsmouth/Santander. With the new vessel Brittany will offer a nightly sailing to Le Havre seven days a week and a midweek service to Bilbao, bringing the total number of services from UK to Spain to seven per week.

Group freight director, Simon Wagstaff, said: “This additional ship will provide a welcome boost in freight capacity and provide our customers with an even wider range of sailing times.”

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