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New exit checks rules come into force

New exit check rules will not impact Brittany Ferries traveling from Plymouth Credit: ITV news

The Home Office is introducing new passport checks on travellers leaving Britain by rail and sea. It's being introduced to address immigration offenders.

Brittany Ferries says passengers traveling from Plymouth should not notice any changes.

We’re confident that our UK ports of Plymouth, Poole and Portsmouth will not see any delays as a result of the new exit checks.

Brittany Ferries has already been swiping passports at check-in for the past 3 years, so the transaction time for each car we check-in will remain largely unchanged.

– Brittany Ferries

Brittany Ferries warns new rules could push prices up

Brittany Ferries warns new rules could push prices up Credit: ITV News West Country

Brittany Ferries is warning that meeting new emissions rules could push up ticket prices and threaten jobs.

The company runs services from Plymouth to France and Spain. It has to reduce sulphur in fuel by next year.

But the company says it would like an additional two years because it can't adapt to ships' engines in time. Using low-sulphur fuels will increase fuel costs by 40%


Ferries cancelled because of weather

Brittany Ferries have cancelled sailings tomorrow and Monday between Plymouth and Roscoff because of the weather warning.

Tomorrow's sailing between Plymouth and Santander is also cancelled.

Condor Ferries have cancelled services between Weymouth and the Channel Islands tomorrow also because of the weather forecast.

The Scillonian will leave St Mary's early this afternoon (Sat) and is service has been cancelled altogether on Monday due to the expected adverse weather conditions.

Full report: Brittany Ferries back up and running

There's relief on both sides of the Channel tonight, and especially in Plymouth, after Brittany ferries resumed their crossings. An industrial dispute, lasting ten days, brought services between Plymouth and Europe, to a halt.

It's thought to have cost local businesses up to twenty million pounds. Our Plymouth Correspondent Jonathan Gibson was at Millbay Docks last night, talking to those caught up in the chaos.


Ferry crossings resume today

A ferry is due in Plymouth at 6.45pm today. Credit: Martin Keene/PA Archive

With the Brittany Ferries strike now over, the first ship from Roscoff will arrive in Plymouth later today.

The dispute lasted for twelve days. It affected thousands of passengers and hauliers who would have used the route to get to and from the continent.

Workers agreed a deal with bosses late on Sunday night.

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