To be chartered from Stena, Brittany Ferries’ third liquefied natural gas vessel, Santoña, is part of the company’s €550 million fleet renewal programme, with a clear focus on sustainable development.
Jean-Marc Roué, Brittany Ferries president, recently hosted Jean-Yves Le Drian, the French minister of Europe and foreign affairs, to discuss the situation.
Brittany Ferries’ brand-new LNG-powered cruise ferry, Honfleur, has taken to the water for the first time at a traditional ship launching ceremony at the FSG shipyard in Flensburg, Germany.
Brittany Ferries has welcomed a second milestone in the build of its next ship, Honfleur.
The names were chosen following a competition among Brittany Ferries’ staff and follow confirmation of the ships’ charter last month.
Brittany Ferries has confirmed the charter of two brand new cruise-ferries to serve its long-haul UK to Spain routes. Both ships will be built at the Avic International Weihai shipyard in China, with the first arriving in time for the 2021 holiday season.
White-hot plasma jets cut through sheets of steel at the FSG shipyard in Germany earlier. The steel cutting ceremony marks the first step in the construction of Brittany Ferries’ Honfleur, a ship that will take little over a year to complete.
Brittany Ferries has announced a new route into northern Spain. Starting at the end of April, the service will link Cork and Santander, making two return-sailings a week.
The ferry industry is gearing up for growth with more than £1 billion of investments announced for new ships, port and service facilities in the next four years, according to figures released by Discover Ferries, the industry body for ferries.
Brittany Ferries has signed a letter of intent with the Flensburger Schiffbau shipyard in Germany to construct a new ship powered by liquid natural gas. It will be one of the cleanest, most environmentally-friendly ships to operate in UK waters because LNG emits less carbon dioxide during combustion than marine fuel oil and burns with no smoke.
Brittany Ferries has announced the end of industrial action at the line, with staff having agreed to a new pay deal. Services are now set to resume on Tuesday afternoon.
Brittany Ferries from Portsmouth and Plymouth to France and Spain have been suspended indefinitely following two days of strikes. The company has been on a cost cutting drive following three years of losses, which has resulted in protests by some French crew members who are unhappy with working terms and conditions.