Feature, Freight News, Sea

Good times roll on the Irish Sea

[ January 19, 2017   //   ]

P&O Ferries says it handled 206,700 freight units on its Larne-Cairnryan service in 2016 – the highest volume in five years and a 7.5% increase on 2015’s 192,200 units. It also boasted a zero cancellation rate and 97% of the 4,774 sailings departed within ten minutes of their published time.

Neal Mernock, P&O Ferries’ director responsible for the Irish Sea, said: “This highly encouraging performance shows that the economy of Northern Ireland is continuing to grow, notwithstanding the uncertainty heralded by the Brexit vote in June. We invested £500,000 last year in our two purpose built ferries on the route, the European Highlander and European Causeway, to upgrade facilities and passenger areas on the ships. This has already paid a dividend in terms of increasing customer satisfaction with our services.”