Freight News, Sea

No fall-off in P&O Ferries freight growth

[ April 7, 2017   //   ]

P&O Ferries carried more freight across the English Channel in the first three months of the year than at any time in its modern history. It moved 361,100 lorries during January-March, almost 11% higher than the corresponding period in 2016 and 9% higher than the previous best ever first quarter in 2012.

Managing director, Janette Bell, said: “We expect demand for cross-Channel transport to increase, driven by a rising population and the continuing strength of the British economy. It is essential for our customers from all parts of Europe that maintaining secure, safe and efficient passage through the ports of Dover and Calais is a priority for both sides negotiating Britain’s departure from the European Union.”