Feature, Freight News, Sea

P&O extends winning run

[ June 13, 2016   //   ]

P&O Ferries says that its six ships on the English Channel have now carried more than 100,000 freight vehicles in every month since May 2015- its longest run of high monthly freight volumes between Dover and Calais in its modern history.  The ferry operator has never before consistently exceeded the 100,000 vehicles mark – the benchmark figure for high monthly demand on the English Channel – for this length of time. The previous record was seven consecutive months between January and July 2012.

In 2015, P&O Ferries carried more freight across the English Channel than in any previous year since 2003 – 1.34 million units – a 22% year on year increase.

Earlier this year, P&O Ferries reached agreement with VIIA to provide transport to Britain for unaccompanied freight arriving on a new daily train service between Le Boulou and Calais, providing a direct link to southern France and Spain.