P&O Ferries Boosts Dover-Calais Fleet ahead of Summer Rush

UK-based ferry operator P&O Ferries has brought a sixth ship back into service on its Dover-Calais route to meet the increased demand during the peak summer season.

The European Seaway – a 23,000 ton ship with the capacity to carry up to 120 freight vehicles – will return to the route from the beginning of August, and is expected to make eight sailings a day.

The European Seaway will supplement P&O Ferries’ existing five ship fleet on Dover-Calais which makes up to 50 sailings a day.

Janette Bell, Commercial Director at P&O Ferries, said: “The European Seaway will give us more capacity, and better equip us to support our freight customers, at a time when cross-Channel traffic is increasing in volume. By freeing up freight space on our five other Dover-Calais ships, it will also enable us more effectively to carry tourists between Britain and France during the peak summer season.”

P&O Ferries is a pan-European ferry operator, sailing on nine routes between Britain, France, Ireland, Holland and Belgium. The company operates 20 vessels which carry more than 10 million passengers, 1.6 million cars and two million freight units every year.