P&O Ferries sees summer surge

P&O Ferries reported a 71% increase in freight volumes on the Dover-Calais route between June and August compared with the same period in 2022. It adds that it has boosted its market share on the Dover-Calais ferry route to 46%. Chief executive, Peter Hebblethwaite said “We are delighted by the trust that our customers have put into us to deliver a best-in-class offering on important trade routes between the UK and ... [+]

P&O Ferries to quit Liverpool-Dublin route

P&O Ferries is to exit the Liverpool-Dublin route, saying that its current P berth in Liverpool is no longer available to it in 2024 and negotiations to extend the lease or find an alternative have been unsuccessful. The operator will continue to run the Cairnryan-Larne route. The two vessels currently serving the ... [+]

P&O celebrates 50 years of Ulster/Scotland freight

P&O Ferries is celebrating 50 years of ferry operation between Larne, Northern Ireland and Cairnryan, Scotland. Since its establishment in 1973, the route has provided a crucial link between Northern Ireland and the rest of Europe. The two ships operating on the route, European Highlander and European Causeway, now carry up to ... [+]

P&O Ferries extends North Sea charters

P&O Ferries has signed a three-year extension to its charter agreement with Bore Ltd for the MS Norsky and MS Norstream, which operate on the Zeebrugge-Teesport and Zeebrugge-Tilbury routes. It has also signed a separate extension with Finnlines for the MS Finnpulp which operates on the the Zeebrugge-Teesport The vesselwill ... [+]

Double joy for Dover as P&O Pioneer goes into service

P&O Ferries' new hybrid, double-ended ferry, P&O Pioneer, made its maiden voyage between Dover and Calais on 19 June. The 230 metre ship is propelled by a combination of traditional fuel and battery power and has been designed to become carbon neutral in future. As technology develops and charging stations are ... [+]

P&O Ferries’ Pioneer en route to Dover

P&O Ferries' newly Fusion Class vessel P&O Pioneer has docked at DP World Limassol port en route from Guangzhou, China to Dover. The operator says the vessel will be the most sustainable ferry ever to sail from Dover to Calais when she goes into operation in May. The Pioneer is will ... [+]

New crane to boost P&O Zeebrugge-Hull sailings

P&O Ferries has doubled its loading capacity at its Zeebrugge hub with a secondlift-on, lift-off crane. It will also enable P&O Ferries to increase frequency on its Hull to Zeebrugge route to six weekly sailings. It also operates routes from Zeebrugge to Tilbury and to Teesport. Managing director of P&O Ferries Freight ... [+]

P&O Ferries returns to two-ship Dover/Calais service

P&O Ferries has returned to a two-ship service on the Dover/ Calais route, Motis reports. The Pride of Kent and y Spirit of Britain are both now operate the service, but until further notice only the latter vessel will carry specialists cargo like hazardous, out of gauge and horses. There ... [+]

We had no choice, says P&O Ferries chief

There was no alternative to the difficult decision to sack almost 800 P&O Ferries seafarers, said the company’s chief executive, Peter Hebblethwaite. Without the controversial move on 17 March, the company would have gone out of business, he told FBJ in an exclusive interview on 11 April. “The company was wildly uncompetitive,” ... [+]

P&O Ferries’ Dover Calais route ‘to restart next week’

P&O Ferries says its Pride of Kent and Spirit of Britain ships could restart services between Dover and Calais by the week beginning 11 April, according to press reports. The vessels are subject to inspections by the Maritime Coastguard Agency (MCA). A P&O Ferries spokesperson was quoted as saying that the ... [+]

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