P&O Ferries Extends RO/RO Service at Tilbury Port
The Port of Tilbury, owned by Forth Ports Ltd, has signed the contract agreement with P&O Ferries to continue their RO/RO service with their long-term shipping partner, Bore.
Commenting on the extension, Perry Glading, Chief Operating Officer of Forth Ports said: “Since the service commenced in 2007 we have worked closely with the P&O Ferries’ management team to sustainably grow this service at Tilbury, to where it sits today as an important link into the Thames, placing P&O Ferries and the Port of Tilbury at the forefront of the RO/RO market in this sector of the UK”
John Garner, Fleet Director at P&O Ferries said: “I am pleased to announce that we have reached agreement with Bore Ltd, the owners of Norsky and Norstream, that will enable P&O Ferries to continue to charter these ships after the current chartering arrangements expire in December 2014. In parallel, the Port of Tilbury contract has also been extended.”
The Port of Tilbury is a part of the Forth Ports Group and also London’s major port providing distribution services for the benefit of the South East of England.
Tilbury’s strategic position on the Thames provides a major geographical advantage for transport to and out of London and the South-East making its location the natural point for distribution.
Serving the UK’s market for forest products, general cargo, vehicles, grain and other bulks, the port offers customers transport links to and from the England’s capital and across the South East.