P&O Ferries has confirmed its long term commitment to its North Sea routes by extending the charter agreement with Bore Ltd on the MS Norsky and MS Norstream, boosting the flow of trade between Belgium and the UK, and maintaining its presence on the Zeebrugge-Teesport and Zeebrugge-Tilbury routes for the long term.
The three-year extension to the charter agreement ensures that freight customers will be able to rely on regular P&O Ferries’ services to key routes across the North Sea. The MS Norsky and MS Norstream play a vital role in linking customers to P&O Ferries’ Zeebrugge hub, unlocking access to freight destinations across Europe.
As well as extending charter agreements on the MS Norsky and MS Norstream, P&O Ferries has reinforced its commitment to the Zeebrugge-Teesport route through a separate extension of the MS Finnpulp charter agreement with Finnlines. The MS Finnpulp will continue serving the route on two midweek sailings a week, giving customers more options on the key trading routes between the UK and Belgium.
The extension of key charter agreements ensures the continuation of P&O Ferries’ 30-year presence at Teesport where P&O Ferries manages a specialised terminal and berth, providing an exceptional service to our customers at the port.
Peter Hebblethwaite, Chief Executive of P&O Ferries, said: “Our continued cooperation with Bore Ltd and Finnlines is in response to the importance of our North Sea routes to our customers, who are playing a key role in ensuring smooth trade between Europe and the UK.
“We’re delighted to be reinforcing our presence on our North Sea routes and ensuring our customers continue to receive great service and consistent sailings between Zeebrugge and our UK ports in the years ahead.”
P&O is a leading pan-European ferry and logistics group at the heart of Europe’s economy and a part of DP World, the leading provider of smart logistics solutions and enabler of the flow of trade across the globe. P&O Ferries is a major provider of freight transport and passenger travel services, sailing on eight major routes between Britain, France, Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland, Holland and Belgium. Working closely with P&O Ferries, its logistics business P&O Ferrymasters operates integrated road and rail links to countries across the continent including Italy, Poland, Germany, Spain and Romania, and facilitates the onward movement of goods to Europe from Asian countries via the Silk Road.