Extra Freight Capacity UK to Spain
Positive news for couriers and hauliers heading out to Spain this summer with consignments of freight - Brittany Ferries has chartered a new freight vessel between Poole in Dorset, and Bilbao in northern Spain.
But why is this freight route so lucrative, if indeed it's lucrative at all?
Firstly, Spain is a massive market. Despite 5 years of economic recession, people still spend in Spain, whatever your reservations of Iberian unpredictability. The population is more than 45 million, therefore one of the largest consumer markets in the EU. Let's not forget that 45 million also include 1 million British, located mostly in Andalusia. In addition, over 15 million Brits visit every year as tourists - so why would you want to do business in Spain? Over 800 UK companies operate in Spain including Marks & Spencers, Debenhams, Boots, Poundland, John Lewis, Stella McCartney and Jo Malone, Tunstall, and Primark - not to mention SME suppliers and manufactures. That's the reason why you might want to do business in Spain.
Brittany Ferries new ro-ro ship is named Pelican. It has the capacity for about 100 unaccompanied trailers and 12 drivers and will run two round trips a week. Brittany Ferries Freight Director Simon Wagstaff explained that freight activity to and from the United Kingdom is undergoing a period of growth, particularly in the unaccompanied market. Obviously, the ferry companies quicker that anyone, see this growth week in week out and act accordingly to meet the demand.
So as demand increases, so too do new opportunities.
Brittany Ferries is a French shipping company. It operates ferries between the United Kingdom and Ireland, France, and Spain. For further information see Brittany Ferries operator page on Freightlink. BOOK NOW.