P&O Ferries Carries One Millionth Freight Unit from Tilbury

UK-based pan-European ferry operator P&O Ferries has carried its one millionth freight unit out of the British port of Tilbury, after an increase in volumes of almost 300 per cent since it launched the North Sea route to the UK eight years ago.

The ferry company is on course to carry a record 210,000 units of freight between Tilbury and its Belgian Zeebrugge hub this year – up from 70,000 units in the first full year of operation in 2008.

“Tilbury is the closest sea port to the capital and our 24 sailings a week connect it directly to our Zeebrugge hub. Volumes have steadily increased in every one of the eight years in which we have operated the route and we are now close to our maximum capacity,” Helen Deeble, Chief Executive of P&O Ferries, said.

P&O Ferries sails two ships, the Norstream and the Norsky, between Tilbury and Zeebrugge.

The news follows P&O Ferries’ strong performance on the English Channel in Q3 when it carried its highest ever volume of freight between Dover and Calais, a total of 367,000 units which represents a 30 per cent year-on-year increase.

P&O Ferries operates 20 vessels which sail on nine routes between Britain, France, Ireland, Holland and Belgium.

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