Brittany Ferries Suspends LNG Fuel Plans

French ferry operator Brittany Ferries says it has been forced to suspend its plans to upgrade much of its fleet to operate on Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) because a temporary exemption from new emission control area regulations beginning in 2015 has not been granted. At the beginning of 2014, the company committed itself to an ecological transition plan in response to the … [Read more...]

Brittany Ferries Orders New Gas Powered Flagship

Brittany Ferries announced Tuesday that it placed an order for a LNG-powered cruise-ferry to replace the company's current flagship, Pont-Aven. Brittany Ferries and STX France have been working together for two years on a feasibility study for powering a cruise-ferry by LNG. The new ship, costing some 270 million euros ($370 million) will be built by STX France in St. … [Read more...]