UK based P&O Ferries, part of DP World, is opening of a new ro-ro freight route between London (Tilbury 2) and Rotterdam (Europoort), starting in March 2024, using he vessel displaced from the Irish Sea, Norbank.
The company stated that the new freight service will complement P&O Ferries’ existing Zeebrugge to London route, together with strengthening its rail-connected hub in Rotterdam.
The new route will be served by the existing P&O Ferries vessel Norbank, which was until recently serving on the Irish Sea, with a capacity of 125 freight units.
She will sail on a daily schedule with customer-focused sailing times, including an early arrival in London, enabling on-time local delivery.
P&O Ferries operates services in the North Sea from three east coast UK ports (Hull, London and Teesport,) and also to two ports in northern Europe, Zeebrugge and Rotterdam.
Peter Hebblethwaite, chief executive of P&O Ferries, said: “The opening of our new route between London and Rotterdam gives P&O Ferries a unique network in the North Sea. We now have five hubs: Hull, Teesport, Tilbury, Zeebrugge and Europoort, connecting the North East and South East of England with the Continent.”
Photo shows Norbank undertaking berthing trials at Tilbury (Fraser Gray).
See here for more info: shipsmonthly.com/news/norbank-makes-her-maiden-port-call-to-tilbury-in-essex-for-berthing-trials