Brittany Ferries plans an innovation for freight transportation between England and northern Spain, with gas-powered ships connecting Portsmouth with ports like Santander and Bilbao by 2017, if all goes according to plan
Brittany Ferries has officially announced the order of the 210-meter long ferry which will be able to carry 2,474 passengers, and 800 cars including around 80 freight units.
The luxury cruise ship will be one of the biggest vessels of its kind in the world and completely powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG). The new ferry, which has been pitched by the company as “eco-friendly”, could signal a significant change in the transportation of fresh produce freight cargo between the two countries.
Although the service is geared towards a passenger and car service within the tourism industry, there is capacity for freight on board, which pleases the Chamber of Commerce in Hampshire and Brittany Ferries.