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Another record tumbles in Zeebrugge

[ January 3, 2017   //   ]

P&O Ferries says it has handled 420,000 freight units at Zeebrugge, more than in any year since it began operations from the Belgian port in 1966. It surpasses the previous record of 398,650, which was set in 2015. Contrary to expectations that the Brexit referendum in June would adversely affect trade, volumes were evenly split between the first and second halves of the year.

Managing director of P&O Ferries, Janette Bell, said: “This robust performance shows that structural demand from continental exporters to Britain is continuing to increase and that our hub at Zeebrugge is the key gateway to ports along the east coast.”

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