Feature, Freight News

Tilbury set to rival Dover for freight

[ January 2, 2018   //   ]

Tilbury could be as big a freight gateway to Europe as Dover in a few years’ time, according to P&O Ferries.

The cross-channel operator reports that it carried more freight between Zeebrugge and Tilbury in 2017 than in any other year in the decade long history of the route.

The service carried 185,908 freight units between January and December, up 4.3% on last year and surpassing the previous best 12 monthly figure set in 2016.

Head of freight for the North Sea, Nick Pank, said: “These outstanding volumes show the growing popularity of the route from the continent to Tilbury, which we expect to rival Calais-Dover as a gateway to Britain within ten years.”

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