Brittany shelves Porto plan

Brittany Ferries has shelved plans for a new route between the UK with Porto in Portugal due to start this summer. It said that the decision to re-open Spain to British tourists, combined with falling Covid cases and rapidly rising vaccination rates in the country, means opening a new Porto route is no longer commercially viable. [+]

Brittany postpones restart

Brittany Ferries said in early May that it would not resume its full sailing schedule on 17 May as it had originally planned, following the UK government’s ‘traffic light’ framework for personal travel but would restart its full timetable on 6 June. Despite this the company will continue to operate ... [+]

Brittany Ferries plots recovery after worst year in decades

Freight fared relatively well at Brittany Ferries in what was otherwise some of the most disappointing figures in its history it said following its annual general meeting in St Pol de Leon, France on 19 March. In a year dominated by the Covid crisis and amid on-going Brexit concerns, freight ... [+]

No restart yet for Brittany Ferries routes

Brittany Ferries is to extend the suspension of some of its services due to the continued stringent travel restrictions for passengers. Four ships that are currently laid-up, but which it had hoped to reinstate in late March, will not now resume service until mid-May at the earliest, it says. Services including ... [+]

More truckers take the unaccompanied route, says Brittany

A growing number of hauliers are shipping trailers unaccompanied, particularly on the western Channel routes, says Brittany Ferries. Freight director Simon Wagstaff says that the requirement for Covid tests for drivers are helping drive the trend but there are other financial benefits in going driverless. He says: “We know of one ... [+]

Britanny brings forward Cherbourg-Rosslare start

Brittany Ferries brought forward the start its new Cherbourg-Rosslare service to Monday 18 January – two months earlier than originally planned. It will initially be served by the Cap Finistère, which will add a weekly rotation between the two ports to its existing twice-weekly Rosslare-Bilbao route. Chief executive Christophe Mathieu said: ... [+]

Second LNG ship for Brittany Ferries

Brittany Ferries' latest LNG-powered ferry, Salamanca, was launched at the CMJL shipyard in Weihai, China, on 6 January. Due to enter service in Spring 2020, she is the second of three E-Flexer class ships ordered by Brittany Ferries and will join sister-ship Galicia, which went into service in December 2020. A ... [+]

Successful Plymouth trails for Brittany’s Galicia

Brittany Ferries’ newest vessel, Galicia called at ABP’s port of Plymouth in mid-October for berthing trails. It follows a similar visit to Portsmouth. Measuring 215 metres, Galicia will be one of Brittany Ferries’ largest vessels, and the trials at Plymouth were conducted in close cooperation with Cattewater Harbour Commission.   Brittany Ferries ... [+]

Brittany Ferries’ Galicia tests the water in Portsmouth

Brittany Ferries’ new Galicia ship visited Portsmouth on 13 October for berthing trials ahead of her entry into service in December. She is the longest ship ever in the Brittany Ferries fleet at 215m, with 3km of lane metres for freight and passenger traffic. She is the first new ship to ... [+]

We’re still here, Brittany Ferries tells the freight market

It may have been a season to forget for passenger traffic, but Brittany Ferries says that freight has kept on rolling this year. Freight traffic has had a steady 2020 and there are positive signs for next year, with several major customers indicating that they plan to increase business next ... [+]

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