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  1. No, Ouistreham would not have had such a development without the departure of P&O from Le Havre. The replacement of P&O was not up to par.The ideal would have been for BF to take over the two Prides to reduce Ouistreham and make Le Havre its main line. The advantage would have been to be at the center of the Freight traffic generated by the largest French port.
  2. Le Havre generates its own Freight traffic, which justifies the connection. It would not be imaginable otherwise
  3. Unlike Ouistreham, Le Havre is controlled by the National Police: PAF = "Border Police" because Le Havre is the largest French port and has the regional customs headquarters. Le Havre has had a scanner and veterinary services for a long time, very useful with Brexit. P&O Le Havre / Portsmouth was excellent service. Besides, the quality of the boats and the frequencies contributed to the attractiveness of the route. 800,000 passengers / year just before replacement by LD Lines. NORMAND VOYAGER (ETRETAT) has considerably reduced the attractiveness of the route. Let us hope that NORMANDIE again contributes to its appeal. Ouistreham took advantage of the departure of P&O to develop.
  4. All major French ports are blocked by professional unions (CGT !!!) because of the pension reform:Le Havre, the first and largest port in FranceMarseille, the second port in France for containersDunkirkBordeaux,Nantes-St-Nazaire,RouenThese are the major national seaports of interest. The other secondary ports are not affected by blockages.Professional unions fight the Prime Minister, Edouard Philippe, former mayor of Le Havre ... and likely future candidate for mayor of Le Havre
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    Le Havre => NYC

    French documentary on board QM2, on Le Havre / New York Route. https://www.france.tv/documentaires/voyages/1133789-l-age-d-or-des-croisieres.html
  6. Cotentin to Cherbourg <> Poole... Barfleur to Le Havre <> Portsmouth (instead of Etretat) Normandie to Le Havre <> Rosslare ? (New Route in project) > https://www.waterfordlive.ie/news/home/485178/new-rosslare-to-le-havre-shipping-route-could-benefit-waterford.html Etretat return to Stena ?
  7. New Le Havre / Rosslare Route opening soon... https://www.waterfordlive.ie/news/home/485178/new-rosslare-to-le-havre-shipping-route-could-benefit-waterford.html
  8. "Etretat" is not a attractive ferry to cross the chanel especially during the day. "Normandie" can change the attractivity of shorter route than Ouistreham. So, the new schedules of the Portsmouth / Le Havre route are really perfect. All that's missing is good ferry, with Normandie.
  9. Cherbourg is further away from Paris and Le Havre is France's largest port for goods. Taking the ferry to Le Havre for Ireland would considerably reduce the distance by road from Paris, East and South of France. Le Havre is directly connected to highways contrary to Cherbourg. So you compare the current situation or it is easy to reach Ireland via Calais. Tomorrow with Brexit, it will certainly be easier to reach Le Havre to go directly to Ireland (Rosslare). Le Havre / Rosslare could work in addition to Cherbourg with one departure per day and per direction (two boats needed). Ex Pride Of Le Havre and Pride Of Portsmouth could have been suitable.
  10. Do you think that a new route Le Havre (Hinterland of Paris) <> Ireland (Rosslare ?), opérated by Brittany Ferries could be a good solution to get around the UK ? Le Havre is only 180 km from Paris, While Cherbourg is 360 km from Paris. Someone still has the schedules of Le Havre / Rosslare route of the Irish Ferries ?
  11. Major works at the Transmanche terminal of Le Havre in anticipation of BREXIT.The port authority of Le Havre expects a large transfer from Calais to Le HavreReportage of French television: https://france3-regions.francetvinfo.fr/normandie/seine-maritime/havre/havre-terminal-ferries-fait-travaux-brexit-1637740.html
  12. MV Bretagne in Le Havre, today (Normandy Bridge and City Hall Tower > UNESCO Heritage)
  13. New Time table on Le Havre / Portsmouth route is good for french customers… why there are no amendments after May 13?
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