Exporters from Spain and the Iberian Peninsula will be able to transport their goods directly to
markets in mainland Britain via a single booking thanks to a new co-operation between P&O
Ferries and Finnlines, which offers ferry services from Zeebrugge to Bilbao and Santander.
P&O Ferries runs 98 sailings a week from the British east coast ports of Tilbury, Hull and Teesport
respectively to its main continental hub at Zeebrugge.
By connecting with these routes, Finnlines' ferries from Zeebrugge to the Spanish ports of Bilbao
and Santander will “provide a seamless service spanning the 1,100 miles between northern Spain
and north-eastern England and Scotland”, the two companies said.
P&O Ferries said: " The reliability and punctuality of our inter-connecting sea routes will make a
compelling alternative to more expensive road or rail transport. Anyone who needs to transport
freight between Spain and Britain will now be able to make a single booking and take advantage of
a maximum transit time of five days between the Spanish port from which goods depart and the
British port at which they arrive, or vice versa. "
The ferry and logistics company said it expected to see strong volumes of project cargo, machinery
and machine parts, packaging, aluminium, car parts, fruit and vegetables, batteries and paper
being transported between Spain and Britain.
P&O Ferries is a leading pan-European ferry and logistics company, sailing on eight major routes
between Britain, France, Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland, Holland and Belgium.
It operates 20 vessels that carry more than 2.2 million freight units every year. […]
Lloyd’s Loading List – 23/01/2017
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