Irish Sea drivers take it lying down

P&O Ferries has modernised the freight drivers lounges on its European Highlander and European Causeway ferries, which operate between Larne, Northern Ireland and Cairnryan, Scotland. The refurbished lounges now feature eight lie flat beds, each with a private locker. In addition, 37 ‘business class’ extra legroom reclining seats have been installed and new carpets and louvres complete the refurb, giving the lounges a fresh look and a restful atmosphere.   [+]

More road-rail trailers for Ferrymasters

P&O Ferrymasters has invested in 150 more huckepack units for its rail service between Poznan in Poland and Rotterdam, all fitted with telematics systems to enable customers to track and trace their shipments in real time through dedicated web portals. Mark Timmermans, Trailer Director at P&O Ferrymasters, said: “One of our ... [+]

P&O set to hit high note as it trebles in Tilbury

P&O Ferries has signed a deal with Forth Ports to build a £150 million river berth at the Port of Tilbury which will treble its freight capacity to 600,000 units a year by 2020. The new terminal will be built subject to planning permission. An application for a development consent order ... [+]

P&O to supersize Zeebrugge terminal

P&O Ferries  is doubling freight capacity at its Zeebrugge hub to meet increased demand from exporters to Britain. After signing an agreement with Zeebrugge port operator MBZ, the P&O Ferries' terminal will be extended 14 hectares including a fourth berth and extended rail terminal. The expanded hub will have a ... [+]

Strong start for P&O’s Swedish service

P&O Ferries says its new service to and from Sweden in partnership with Swedish-based SOL Continent Line is now carrying over 2,000 units a month. Trailers are shipped via P&O Ferries' North Sea hub in Zeebrugge, connecting with SOL's Zeebrugge to Gothenburg service. Since the service began last year, P&O ... [+]

P&O sets another Channel record

P&O Ferries says it carried more freight between Dover and Calais in 2015 than in any previous year in its modern history. Its six ships on the English Channel transported 1.34 million freight units during the 12 month period - a 22% year-on-year increase and the third and fourth quarters ... [+]

Sixth ship to beef up P&O Dover-Calais route

P&O Ferries is to bring a sixth ship back into service on the Dover-Calais route to boost freight capacity during the peak summer season. The European Seaway with a capacity of up to 120 freight vehicles - will return to the Dover-Calais route for the peak season from the beginning ... [+]

Calais chaos eases for now – updated

Operation Stack has on the M20 approaches to Dover and the Channel Tunnel has been partly lifted, after MyFerryLink workers suspended their strike yesterday (2 July), at least for the time being. Further walk-outs are threatened from next Tuesday, warns the Freight Transport Association. Although the coastbound motorway remains shut between ... [+]

Ferry lines boost rail capacity

P&O Ferries says it will shortly start work on an extension to its rail hub in Europoort to meet growing demand. Rail freight volume grew 78% in 2014 over 2013, which was itself up 43% over 2012; predicted growth for 2015 is around 80%. Much of this additional traffic is ... [+]

Immigrants found in Dover tanker

Fifteen illegal immigrants were found inside a road tanker on board P&O's Spirit of France ferry at Dover at 08.45 this morning (Wednesday). All required medical treatment with two suffering breathing difficulties and heat exhaustion,the BBC reported. Six fire engines and specialist equipment were sent to the port, Kent Fire and ... [+]

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