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P&O Ferries strengthens North Sea presence with new London – Rotterdam freight route

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P&O Ferries strengthens North Sea presence with new London – Rotterdam freight route

London 9th January 2024; P&O Ferries is delighted to announce the opening of a new RoRo freight route in the North Sea, between London (Tilbury 2) and Rotterdam (Europoort), starting in March 2024. This service will complement P&O Ferries’ existing Zeebrugge to London route together with strengthening its rail-connected hub in Rotterdam. 

Peter Hebblethwaite, P&O Ferries’ CEO, 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 Northeast and South East of England with the Continent. We will offer our freight customers the earliest arrival on the Thames from Rotterdam, along with swift access to the M25 and terminal rail connections. The opening of the London – Rotterdam route will mark another significant step in our business transformation and further contribute to the end-to-end logistics service offered by our parent company, DP World.”


The route will be served by the existing P&O Ferries vessel Norbank, which until recently was serving on the Irish Sea, with a capacity of 125 freight units. The Norbank 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 two ports in northern Europe at Zeebrugge and Rotterdam.

The new schedule for P&O Ferries’ London (Tilbury) – Rotterdam (Europoort) route will be as follows:

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