Brittany Ferries transports its first CMA CGM container from France to UK

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The partnership between Brittany Ferries and the CMA CGM Group has taken a new major step forward with the first loading of CMA CGM containers.

Loaded on special chassis and transported aboard COTENTIN, they left Le Havre for Portsmouth on Wednesday 12 January.

Concluded in September 2021, the commercial partnership between CMA CGM and Brittany Ferries creates complementarities between the two companies, between the maritime transport of passengers and freight, and will allow, based on the respective expertise of the CMA CGM Group and Brittany Ferries, the development of cross-Channel maritime transport and consolidation of France’s place in this sector.

Tender for the Sea Speed Ferries’ OLYMPUS

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On 26 January 2022, a tender concerns debt to the oil company Revoil. The former Japanese ferry (1976) was brought in Greece by Med Link Lines in 1998 for the Greece-Italy service. She also served for Maritime Way (2004-2006), Endeavor Lines (2006-2011) and Cretan Ferries (2012).

She was laid up at Perama when Cretan Ferries went out of business (2012). Sea Speed Lines purchased her at a tender in June 2018 for the Piraeus-Rethimnon line.

Seajets acquires another High-Speed Craft from Venezuela

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Another High-Speed Craft might be added to the Seajets’ fleet.

The ship was purchased from the Venezuelan Golden Sun Petroleum S.A. and renamed SPEED JET. She left the port of El Guamache (Isla Margarita) where she was laid up and currently is seen at the port of Tembladora (Trinidad & Tobago) flying the flag of Cyprus. SPEED JET was built in Australia (Austal) in 1996 and served for Scandlines (1996-2000), Ferrymed (2000-2002), SNAV (2002-2015) and Conferry (2015).

Her carrying capacity is for 156 cars and 650 passengers. She is a sister ship to Seajets’ POWER JET.

Soon to be launched: public tender for building new ropax ships for Sicilian region )

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Regione Siciliana started the process for a new tender aimed at selecting the shipyard for building a new ropax ship (1+1) to be deployed on the Trapani – Pantelleria and Porto Empedocle – Lampedusa maritime links.

The ‘tender price’ is EUR 100 million, of which 4.5 million are a fixed value related to safety equipment.

Some details of the project:

  • One ro-pax ship (+ option)
  • Tender price of EUR 100 million for the first unit
  • Based on the Naos Design P364 project
  • Dual-fuel diesel electric
  • 900 lane metres and 1,000 pax capacity, 105 cabins
  • Tender still to be officially launched

Video: Brittany Ferries 50th Anniversary (2 min)

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50 years ago, a group of Breton farmers were faced with a challenge. They wanted to find a way to open up their region and transport their produce efficiently to England, sidestepping the established Eastern Channel ferry routes. The odds were against them, but they pushed for the building of a deep water port in Roscoff, and then obtained their first vessel, Kerisnel. Brittany Ferries was born…