With the developing volcanic ash cloud situation potentially causing on going restrictions and cancellations of flights from and to the UK in the days ahead, ferry operator LD Lines confirms that there is currently foot passenger space available on outward and inbound Portsmouth – Le Havre and Newhaven – Dieppe cross channel services and additionally vehicle space, although this is limited on certain sailings.
LD Lines has launched a new service between Nantes-Saint-Nazaire in North West France and Gijon in Northern Spain, with a crossing time of 14 hours. The fast-growing ferry line will provide three weekly round trips and represents the first “Motorways of the Sea” ferry service between the two countries.
A new high-speed Cross-Channel service has been launched at the weekend. LD Lines has started operating its catamaran service between Dover and Boulogne in time for the peak summer season, cutting the journey time to one hourThe Norman Arrow is the first-ever freight carrying high speed vessel to operate across the Dover Straits and LD Lines becomes the first-ever French ferry company to operate high speed ferries on the short sea routes from Dover.
LD Lines has announced the launch of the largest catamaran to operate on the Cross-Channel route, and the first to carry freight.The 1,200-passenger vessel will start service in May, operating between Dover and Boulogne. Its journey times will be one hour, making it 45 minutes faster than the company’s ferries which operate on the same route.