P&O Ferries’ six ships operating on the English Channel have now carried more than 100,000 freight vehicles in every month since May 2015 – a period of thirteen consecutive months.
This is the company’s longest run of high monthly freight volumes between Dover and Calais in its modern history, with the previous record being seven consecutive months of carrying over 100,000 freight vehicles between January and July 2012.
“These figures illustrate that demand on the English Channel continues to be robust, with our ferry services providing a vital link in the supply chain between Britain and France on which hundreds of thousands of businesses depend,” Janette Bell, Chief Commercial Officer at P&O Ferries said.
“We have made it a priority to minimize dwell times for our customers and have put a freight-only vessel back into operation to provide extra trips when needed. Our objective is to give all our customers the lowest possible waiting times. Freight customers work on very low margins in a highly competitive industry and it costs them money when drivers and equipment stand idle unnecessarily,” Bell concluded.
In addition, the company carried in 2015 more freight across the English Channel than in any previous year since 2003. Its ships transported 1.43 million units of freight, what is an increase by 22 percent year on year.
P&O Ferries currently operates twenty vessels.