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 its pre-pandemic strength. The ship will sail in freight-only mode. In 2019, P&O Ferries’ share of ferry freight volumes on the ... [+]

Busy evening leaving Dublin for export to UK

Good photo of P&O Ferries departing from Dublin last Friday night, laden with IWT trailers. [+]

P&O Ferries to maintain Hull-Zebrugge freight link

P&O European Ferries pledged to maintain freight services on the Hull-Zeebrugge route, but it will axe the passenger service. Consultation has started over redundancies, which will be made from November. [+]

P&O Ferries to lay off a quarter of its workforce

P&O Ferries is planning to make 1,100 staff – a quarter of its workforce – permanently redundant, following a sharp fall in its freight carryings and a near-collapse in its passenger business during the Covid-19 crisis. The ferry operator, which is owned by the Sovereign State of Dubai, had been in ... [+]

P&O stops Dover-Calais passenger service

P&O Ferries has stopped carrying passengers on its Dover-Calais route and will reprioritise its efforts on freight. Some 1,100 staff working in passenger services will be furloughed under the Government’s pay scheme. The Government will cover 80% of their salary and the company will cover the rest up to their ... [+]

Double vision on the Channel

P&O Ferries has released the first official images of its new ‘double-ended’ 230-metre long super-ferries due to go into service between Dover and Calais from 2023. They will cut fuel use by 40% through a combination of fuel and battery propulsion while a heat recovery system will further reduce their carbon ... [+]

Entrepreneurs of the future take a look at Larne

P&O Ferries welcomed students from St Killian’s College, Ballymena, to the Port of Larne this month for a look into the career opportunities available in logistics. The ‘Exploring Logistics’ event took place during Global Entrepreneurship Week (18-24 November), was hosted in partnership with Mid and East Antrim Borough Council and the ... [+]

Ferry harmonious

It was church music rather than sea shanties for the P&O Ferries’ Choir when they performed at the “Les Rêves de Notre Dame” concert in Calais on 9 November. Around 700 people packed into Notre Dame Church to hear the choir, originally formed by crewmembers and shore staff at the ... [+]

P&O app allows truckers to turn up and go

P&O Ferries is offering its trucking customers simplified booking through its new freight app which for the first time allows freight customers to buy tickets to Europe using a credit card – without setting up an account - as well as see live updates on departures and allowing them to ... [+]

MAIB investigates European Causeway incident

The Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) is investigating an incident in which several lorries broke free on board the P&O European Causeway between Larne and Cairnryan in the early hours of Tuesday morning (18 December). The cargo shifted during “extreme” weather conditions, leading to several lorries toppling onto their sides ... [+]

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