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HAROPA PORT and Brittany Ferries inaugurate the new Ireland-Le Havre freight service

Left to right: Caroline Leclercq, deputy mayor with responsibility for international relations; Jean-Baptiste Gastinne, deputy mayor with responsibility for urban planning and the environment; Jean-Marc Roué, chair of the supervisory board of Brittany Ferries; Thomas Byrne, Minister of State for European Affairs of the Republic of Ireland; Édouard Philippe, Mayor of Le Havre; Daniel Havis, chair of the HAROPA PORT supervisory board; Stéphane Raison, CEO and chair of HAROPA PORT management board. © Nautilus / HAROPA PORT

In Le Havre, Brittany Ferries is launching a new freight service between Normandy and the town of Rosslare in Ireland. Underpinned by the dynamic generated by reorganisation of trade between Ireland and the European continent, this service provides one weekly return trip, beginning on 12 November.

The Cotentin can carry 120 driver-accompanied freight units on each trip between Le Havre and Rosslare. The creation of this new service between Le Havre and Rosslare is the practical outcome of the efforts made by HAROPA PORT and Brittany Ferries in the wake of Brexit, working hand-in-hand with a range of Irish economic and institutional actors. The new service provides an additional solution for connecting Ireland with the EU Single Market via France – one long awaited by players in the logistics sector in France and Ireland.

HAROPA PORT and Le Havre city authority are totally supportive of the consolidation of these new trade flows that will benefit from the logistics capacity offered by Le Havre’s industrial/port complex and industrial synergies between Ireland and Normandy, especially where fresh produce and medical products are concerned.