P&O Ferries doubles lo-lo capacity at its Zeebrugge hub

P&O Ferries has doubled its capacity to load and unload cargo at its Zeebrugge hub with the arrival of a second specialist lift-on, lift-off crane this month.

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The expansion in the ferry and logistics group’s operations at the port is set to streamline the transportation of freight, boosting productivity and enhancing capacity to service vitally important trade routes for UK exporters and trading partners.

The arrival of a second crane will also enable the company to upgrade departure frequency on its in-demand Hull to Zeebrugge Lo-Lo route, with an increase to six weekly sailings on a fixed schedule. Customers will benefit from the resulting growth in capacity and timetable certainty.

Thorsten Runge, Managing Director of P&O Ferries Freight Services, said: “We are determined to make P&O Ferries the best ferry company in Europe. That means: the best ships, the best routes and the best value for our freight customers.”

“The investments we are making in new equipment, new sites and new capabilities, all have one purpose – to solve supply chain challenges. With the support of our parent company, DP World – the leading provider of worldwide smart end-to-end supply chain logistics – we are committed to improving and expanding trading infrastructure.”

P&O Ferries carry around 15 per cent of the goods coming in and out of the UK, including vital medicines, chemicals and fresh food. As well as operating a Lo-Lo service from Zeebrugge to Hull, it also operates routes from Zeebrugge to Tilbury and Zeebrugge to Teesport, giving it unparalleled reach for anyone transporting goods to or from the east coast of England.