Feature, Freight News, Sea

P&O offers more restful Irish Sea crossing

[ March 7, 2016   //   ]

P&O Ferries has redesigned the Liverpool terminal for its freight ro ro service to Dublin. Parking has been doubled from 35 to 70 truck spaces and, with showers and rest rooms available – drivers in this area can now designate the time spent waiting in the terminal as a rest period on their tachometer instead of having wait until they had driven on to the vessel.
P&O Ferries’ port manager at Liverpool, Brian McFarlane, said: “This is a major improvement for the route as the voyage between Liverpool and Dublin takes eight hours. With an extra hour’s rest while they wait to board the ship, all drivers can continue their onward journeys as soon as they arrive in Dublin.”
“A key part of the attractiveness of the route is the end-to-end journey times for loads which might have originated in central or eastern Europe. With an extra 30 plus drivers able to designate the whole of their time spent with us as a rest period, we are providing a better service to an additional 30 plus customers per sailing. This increase will pretty much ensure that all accompanied freight vehicles travelling to Dublin can be accommodated on the terminal.”
Development works began at the start of the year and are scheduled to be completed shortly after Easter.