P&O Liberté takes up her Dover-Calais duties

P&O Ferries’ new vessel, the P&O Liberté has started commercial sailings between Dover and Calais. She is the second of two Fusion-Class vessels, custom designed for the route, the P&O Pioneer having entered service in June 2023 as the world’s largest double-ended hybrid ferry. Like her sister ship, the Liberté is powered by a combination of traditional fuel and battery power and has the potential for carbon neutral operation in future, once ... [+]

High tech slashes P&O Ferries emissions

P&O Ferries says that introduction of a new dedicated Fleet Support Centre for Fuel and Energy Efficiency, alongside the introduction of the new hybrid ferry P&O Pioneer, reduced its vessels’ carbon emissions by almost 50,000 during 2023. The Support Centre, based at the company’s Dover headquarters, uses SmartShip technology and fuel ... [+]

P&O to add Rotterdam-Tilbury route in March

P&O Ferries is to launch a new freight route between Rotterdam and Tilbury in March, complementing its existing Zeebrugge/Tilbury service. It will be operated by the ex-Irish Sea 125 trailer capacity Norbank, which will depart from the Dutch port at 23.45 six days a week (Saturday night excepted) arriving in ... [+]

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 ... [+]

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 ... [+]

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