New Brittany ferries vessel MV Cap Finistère arrives in Rosslare Europort
22 Ean 2021
The vessel will take up a new weekly service to Cherbourg in line with serving Bilbao twice a week from Rosslare.
General Manager Glenn Carr said “Rosslare Europort is delighted to welcome the first ever calling of the Brittany ferries vessel MV Cap Finistère to our shores. The vessel will take up a new weekly service to Cherbourg in line with serving Bilbao twice a week from Rosslare.”
Rosslare Europort General Manager Glenn Carr has welcomed the latest new business development for Rosslare, with the announcement by Brittany Ferries to pull forward their Rosslare to Cherbourg sailing by two months. From this week an additional sailing from Rosslare Europort to Cherbourg route will commence every Monday and now results in Rosslare Europort offering 14 sailings a week between Rosslare and Cherbourg. The new direct weekly service by Brittany Ferries ties in with their current services and they now offer direct sailings to France and Spain weekly from Rosslare Europort. Brittany Ferries sail every Wednesday and Friday direct to Bilbao in Spain and this new service to France will give the transport industry more solutions while trying to avoid the UK landbridge.
General Manager Glenn Carr said "We are delighted that Brittany Ferries is creating a hub from Rosslare Europort and adding further solutions to the transport industry who are trying to avoid the UK landbridge. In the context of Brexit, our new business announcements have illustrated the work we have done with the haulage industry, representative bodies, shipping operators and ports in Europe to identify strong offerings for the sector, and ensure that Irish business has Brexit-proof options for trade.”
“We continue to be supported in our ambitious plans by the Department of Transport, including Minister Eamon Ryan, Minister Hildegarde Naughton and their officials , as well as Wexford County Council, its Chief Executive Tom Enright and his team, and all our local elected representatives.”
Rosslare Europort is the number one port in Ireland for direct RoPax sailings to the continent with 30 trips per week.