On 19 March, Brittany Ferries launched a weekly service between the British port of Poole and Bilbao. The new line is for goods with accompanied lorries, although non-accompanied trailers / freight is also transported. The 165-metre long Cotentin operates the service, which sails from Poole on Tuesdays and from Bilbao on Wednesdays.
This service means that Brittany Ferries now offers three weekly sailings from Bilbao to the United Kingdom. The other two are covered by the Cap Finistère ferry with Portsmouth as their destination and transport wheeled traffic and passengers.