Santander, Spain (PortSEurope) April 19, 2018 – The president of Santander port authority (Autoridad Portuaria de Santander), Jaime Gonzalez, and the president of the port of Cork (Republic of Ireland), John Mullins, signed a twinning certificate that aims to strengthen ties between both locations.
The signing of the agreement takes place in the framework of the opening of a new line of Brittany Ferries that, at the beginning of May, which will link Santander with Cork and that will be the first and only direct ferry line between the two ports.
The new maritime route will have two weekly connections, with departures from Santander on Thursdays and Sundays. The duration of the crossing will be 28 hours.
To make the route, Brittany Ferries has added to its fleet the ‘Connemara’, a ship with a length of 186.5 metres that reaches a speed of 24 knots. It has a capacity of 500 passengers and 2,250 linear metres of storage capacity.
The president of the port authority, Jaime González, thanked the port of Cork and made reference to the proximity of both cities that, thanks to the new line, will be “much more united”.
For its part, the president of the port of Cork, John Mullins, pointed out the importance of the contract that opens the way to collaborate on “important issues” such as the exchange of information or the strengthening of the economy of both regions.
Source: Europa Press
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