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 to Roscoff. Rosslare to Roscoff restarts on 30 June. Services from Rosslare to Bilbao restart on 1 July, followed by Cork ... [+]

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. [+]

Brittany acts to secure 2020 sailings

Brittany Ferries is to charter an additional ship for a year ahead of the 2020 season to offer more flexibility on its routes between France, the UK, Spain and Ireland. The Stena Ro-Ro vessel - which currently sails between Ancona and Trieste in Italy – will be the third Visentini-class vessel ... [+]

Brittany vessels returns but no Portsmouth sailings to Spain

Brittany Ferries’ Pont-Aven returned to service on 14 May following repairs to fire damage suffered while en route from Plymouth to Santander on 29 April. She will be running on three of her four engines at a reduced speed of 20 rather than 24 knots. While the number of rotations between ... [+]

Government slammed over Brexit-busting ferry plans – updated

According to press reports in late December, some £47.3m has been awarded to DFDS and £46.6m to Brittany Ferries to ramp up services on their existing routes, in an apparent bit to ease the pressure on Dover should customs clearance be required for import freight into the UK. It is ... [+]

Pelican to swallow more freight for Brittany Ferries

Brittany Ferries has the freight ro ro vessel Pelican to operate between Poole and Bilbao, in northern Spain. The vessel has a capacity for around 100 unaccompanied trailers and twelve drivers and will begin service with the company in early February. She will operate two round-trips per week. The charter, which ... [+]

More ferry options to France and Spain

Brittany Ferries, will from 25 March start a new weekend service between Portsmouth and Santander in northern Spain and five return crossings between Portsmouth and Le Havre - one of which will be freight-only. Group freight director, Simon Wagstaff said it would introduce a new weekday service between Portsmouth and Le ... [+]

Brittany to end freighter service

Brittany Ferries' is to end its weekend Poole-Santander freighter service due to weakness in the cross-Channel freight market, from the end of September. The ship operating the service will probably be chartered out. A spokesman for the company said that the move had been forced on Britanny, not so much by ... [+]

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