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New CEO For Brittany Ferries

 

Brittany Ferries has confirmed that Christophe Mathieu is to be its new chief executive. Mathieu (47) will succeed Martine Jourdren at the end of March, an announcement made at the company’s AGM in France confirmed last week. He will continue in his role as strategy and commercial director until Mme Jourdren steps down, following her 42 years’ service with Brittany Ferries.

 

Mathieu’s appointment comes as the company enjoys a surge in passenger and freight volumes. In the year from 1 October 2014 to 30 September 2015, passenger numbers grew by 5.5% to 2,567,298. Freight volumes rose 21% to 186,385 units in the same period. Turnover grew by €56m or 12% to €467.7m.

In total 85% of the Brittany Ferries passenger traffic is British, but ships and crew are French. The company is the largest employer of sailors in France with between 2000 and 2,800 staff employed each year, depending on the season, across all its international operations. In the UK, that includes three ports of departure, Portsmouth, Poole and Plymouth serving five destinations in France and two in Spain.

 

Martine Jourdren has been CEO since 2009, but has worked with the company since 1973, the year of Brittany Ferries’ first crossing from Roscoff, in Brittany to Plymouth. She retires with the best wishes of everyone at the company.

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We should all wish Martine the best in her retirement, hope she has a long and happy one. And congratulate Christophe on his new position as CEO and wish him all the best too.

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At today's AGM chairman of the Executive Board, Mrs Martine Jourdren announced she would take up the right to retire. Christophe Mathieu, the actual Director of Strategy and Sales, will replace her.

 

During the year starting on 1 October 2014 and ending on 30 September 2015 Brittany Ferries has seen a 5.5% increase of passengers. In total the Company transported 2,567,298 pax. The freight market saw an increase of 21%, or a total of 186,385 units.

 

http://www.letelegramme.fr/entrepris...php#closePopUp

 

 

True but that figure is heavily down to Calais problems last year. Let's hope it continues, not wishing bad fortunes on Calais, but perhaps regular Calais customers have started to see the benefits of the BF routes and facilities also now.

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True but that figure is heavily down to Calais problems last year. Let's hope it continues, not wishing bad fortunes on Calais, but perhaps regular Calais customers have started to see the benefits of the BF routes and facilities also now.

 

 

I think it's an upturn all over. All the carriers are proving popular.

 

http://www.cruiseandferry.net/articles/uks-domestic-routes-record-best-passenger-figures-since-2011#.Vtm1opyLS00

 

http://www.cruiseandferry.net/articles/uk-ferry-bookings-rose-by-23-in-january-2016#.Vtm18JyLS00

 

http://www.cruiseandferry.net/articles/stena-line-records-16-yearly-growth-on-north-sea-route#.Vtm2GpyLS00

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