The partnership between French ferry firm Brittany Ferries and global shipping and logistics group CMA CGM reaches a new milestone, with the first cross-Channel shipment of CMA CGM containers. The containers were lifted onto special chassis and loaded aboard Brittany Ferries’ Cotentin in the port of Le Havre. The vessel will depart Le Havre for Portsmouth at 16:30 French time on 12 January 2022.However, CMA CGM Group can now offer its customers a ‘fast lane’ solution for containers, with shorter transit times. There are more available sailings too; four services every week connect Le Havre with Portsmouth.Signed in September 2021, the partnership creates significant opportunities for passenger and freight shipping, thanks to the respective expertise of CMA CGM Group and Brittany Ferries. It will permit growth in cross-Channel shipping, cementing France’s position in the sector. It will also allow CMA CGM to strengthen its transportation service between France, the Iberian Peninsula and the British Isles, and will allow Brittany Ferries to further develop its freight and logistics expertise.