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 companies reached agreement with Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (“MIRA”) for the acquisition of 100% of Condor Ferries. [+]

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. [+]

New ferry for Channel Islands

Condor Ferries is to introduce a new, larger high-speed vessel on its Channel Islands routes from March 2015. A larger ferry serving the Channel Islands is due to come into service in March, Condor Ferries has announced. The £50m Austal-class Condor 102 vessel will have 40% more vehicle space but ... [+]

Unions to protest against ferry workers’ low pay

Trade unionists are to stage a protest at the gates of Portsmouth Commercial Port at 16:00 on the afternoon of Tuesday 18 February against the employment practices of Channel Islands operator Condor Ferries. The company is accused by the unions of paying as little as £2.35 per hour to Ukrainian ... [+]

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