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 Services, Thorsten Runge, said: “We are determined to make P&O Ferries the best ferry company in Europe. That means: the ... [+]

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 ... [+]

P&O Ferries rejects Shapps’ plea to reinstate sacked seafarers

P&O Ferries has rebuffed a call by the government calls to reinstate sacked 800 seafarers on their previous wages, saying it would cause the company to collapse. The ferry operator’s chief executive Peter Hebblethwaite rejected the call, which was contained in a letter from Transport Secretary Grant Shapps, saying that 500 ... [+]

Dover looks to take on ex-P&O Ferries seafarers

The Port of Dover says it will try to offer help and support to former P&O crew members following the mass redundancies announced by the DP World-owned operator. The port’s chief executive Doug Bannister, said: “The port community in Dover is close-knit and we are home to the largest local employment ... [+]

Stena Line steps up Irish Sea services

P&O Ferries has restarted its services between Liverpool and Dublin, but other routes including Dover/Calais remain suspended. It follows the company’s move on 17 March to sack 800 seafarers and replace them with lower-paid agency staff. Other operators have moved to fill the gap meanwhile. Stena Line said in a statement: ... [+]

P&O Ferries cuts through customs complexity

P&O Ferries has launched of a Customs Clearance Service to assist customers with empty declaration requirements from this month and provide tailored support in the last quarter of 2021. It provides import and export clearance coverage to any company, on any shipping route, seven days a week. All port import ... [+]

All change on the Channel as Irish Ferries debuts and Price of Burgundy returns

Irish Ferries’ Isle of Inishmore set sail on the operator’s inaugural service from Dover to Calais on 29 June. The new route offers five sailings per day in each direction, with sailings from Dover at 04.30, 07.55, 12.45, 17.30 and 23.40. Sailings from Calais are at 03.10, 7.55, 12.45, 17.30 ... [+]

P&O vows to take back Channel top spot as fifth ship returns

P&O Ferries has a fifth ship on its Dover-Calais route, saying that it would take back market leadership on the English Channel. Pride of Burgundy - a 28,000 ton vessel with a freight capacity of 120 lorries - will return to the route in June, restoring the P&O Dover-Calais fleet to ... [+]

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