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P&O confirms larger Teesport ferry

[ June 4, 2018   //   ]

P&O Ferries has confirmed that it will deploy a larger vessel on its Zeebrugge-Teesport route to cope with a surge in volumes following the axing of DFD’s Zeebrugge-Rosyth route.

The 18,000 ton Estraden will replace the Mistral, a vessel approximately half its size. She will work in tandem with the existing 25,000 ton Bore Song.

The Estraden has previously been working on the Europoort-Teesport service. P&O Ferries has chartered the Stena Carrier to replace the Estraden on that route.

P&O Ferries chief executive Janette Bell said: “We have listened to our customers and partners and acted quickly to increase capacity on the Zeebrugge-Teesport gateway to Scotland by almost 25%.”

“Teesport is the most reliable way for exporters to or from northern Britain to transport their goods and we are pleased to be able to give more of our customers this option from early June. The 15 hour sailing is more cost efficient than more northerly routes and by integrating our timetable with PD Ports’ new rail service to Scotland we can guarantee an unrivalled service to anyone with logistics requirements to or from Glasgow and Edinburgh.”

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