February 4, 2021

2020 was a tough year for Ports of Normandy’s three ports – Caen-Ouistreham, Cherbourg and Dieppe.

  • -74.3% Cross-Channel passengers.
  • -14.56% Ferry freight tonnage
  • -5.92% HGV’s

2021 saw a very strong increase in traffic and the service offering to Ireland through Cherbourg with up to 12 departures a week (to Dublin and Rosslare).

  • Normally: 35,000 trailers per year on Cherbourg – Ireland
  • January 2021: 9,000 trailers

The future:

  • Create a rail terminal at the port of Cherbourg in cooperation with Brittany Ferries
  • Re-organisation of the Ouistreham ferry terminal and works to reinforce the West bank