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 port operations manager, Steve Lawrie, said: “Galicia’s arrival at Plymouth will help free our Brittany Ferries’ flagship Pont-Aven, offering an ... [+]

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 ... [+]

Brittany Ferries makes more cuts

Brittany Ferries has made further cutbacks to its services in the face of a slump in passenger business, including the closure of the Cherbourg-Portsmouth and Le Havre-Portsmouth routes. The Connemara, currently serving the two routes, will be taken out of service entirely from 7 September. It follows previously announced closure of ... [+]

Brittany trims ships and sailings

Brittany Ferries has made a number of changes to its scheduled services from the end of August following the UK government’s imposition of quarantine on travellers returning from France. The Armorique, formerly on the Plymouth to Roscoff route, was laid up from 31 August and will be replaced by the Pont-Aven ... [+]

Brittany expands Ireland-France links

Brittany Ferries is to expand its services between Ireland and France including a new Rosslare-Cherbourg route due to open in March 2021. Earlier this year, Brittany Ferries opened a new mainly freight service connecting Rosslare with Bilbao and Roscoff. Hauliers have asked for the weekly French rotation to be moved from ... [+]

Brittany Ferries is back

Brittany Ferries is to stage a limited return of scheduled passenger services with five ships carrying passengers from Monday, 29 June and a further three ships covering four routes re-opening in July. Services from Portsmouth to Caen, Bilbao resume on 29 June, as will those from Plymouth to Roscoff and Rosslare ... [+]

Brittany completes Condor purchase

Brittany Ferries has completed its part-purchase of Channel Islands operator, Condor Ferries. The deal, announced last year, had been subject to scrutiny by competition authorities and has now been finalised. Brittany Ferries is the minority shareholder in the company, alongside Columbia Threadneedle European Sustainable Infrastructure Fund. Last year the two ... [+]

First sailing for Brittany’s new Rosslare-Bilbao route

Brittany Ferries’ vessel Kerry embarked on the inaugural sailing from Rosslare to Bilbao on 28 February. The line said that the new route had been welcomed by hauliers given the port’s proximity to Dublin and the east coast road network while those operating on the European mainland have welcomed the move ... [+]

Channel Isles operator sold

Brittany Ferries and the Columbia Threadneedle European Sustainable Infrastructure Fund are to buy UK/Channel Islands ferry operator Condor from current owner Australian-based Macquarie Group, subject to approval. Condor operates freight and passenger ferries between Portsmouth, Poole, Guernsey and Jersey. The Condor brand will be maintained. [+]

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