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September 27, 2019

Brittany Ferries: No-Deal Brexit Support

Brittanny Ferries: preparing for a no-deal Brexit (Photo: Brittany Ferries)

Brittanny Ferries: preparing for a no-deal Brexit (Photo: Brittany Ferries)

Brittany Ferries has said the company is “ready, willing and able to assist” the UK government with Brexit freight capacity requirements following confirmation that the company is one of eight firms that have been appointed to the freight procurement framework, enabling it to bid to deliver medical supplies to the UK after the proposed Brexit completion date of October 31.

The company operates an 11-ship fleet and works routes between the British ports of Portsmouth, Poole and Plymouth and the five north-west France ports of Le Havre, Caen, Cherbourg, St Malo and Roscoff. The company also operates routes linking the south of England with the northern Spanish ports of Bilbao and Santander.

“We have been working hard with our port partners and through local resilience forum to ensure we are prepared for any eventuality post-Brexit,” said Christophe Mathieu, the company’s CEO. “Our intention is to keep traffic moving, to support cross-border trade and to minimize inconvenience to all passengers, be they freight driver or holiday maker. In addition, our ports are currently involved in a series of dry run rehearsals to prepare for the possible consequence of a no-deal Brexit on both sides of the Channel.”

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