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P&O Ferries Press Releases
Here you can find all of our press releases in date order.
P&O FERRIES RAISES MOST MONEY FOR ROYAL NATIONAL LIFEBOAT INSTITUTE IN 20 YEARS OF SUPPORTING THE CHARITY
P&O FERRIES presented a cheque for £13,012 to volunteers and officials from the Royal National Lifeboat Institute (RNLI) last week after the integrated ferry and logistics company's employees and customers donated more money to the charity than ever before.READ MORE
P&O FERRYMASTERS WINS AA RATING FOR ITS DISTRIBUTION OF FOODSTUFFS
A LEADING industry body has awarded P&O Ferrymasters AA grade for managing product safety and quality in the food and packaging industries.READ MORE
P&O FERRIES SETS OUT STALL TO HIRE ENGINEERS, QUARTERMASTERS AND OFFICE WORKERS AT DOVER AND DEAL JOBS FAIR
P&O FERRIES was looking to fill vacancies for positions including engineers, quartermasters and contact centre agents at last week's Dover and Deal Jobs Fair.READ MORE
P&O FERRYMASTERS OPENS ITS FIRST WAREHOUSE FACILITY IN THE UNITED KINGDOM NEXT TO FERRY BERTHS AT LIVERPOOL PORT
P&O FERRYMASTERS today announces that it has further expanded its supply chain network by opening an 800 square metre warehouse at Liverpool Port to support its customers with cross-docking operations and feed its connection with P&O Ferries’ Liverpool-Dublin sailings.READ MORE
P&O FERRIES INVITES EVENT ORGANISERS TO STAGE THEIR CONFERENCES ON BOARD ONE OF ITS SHIPS IN 2018
P&O FERRIES is inviting conference organisers to hold their events on board one of its famous ships this year, as the ferry and logistics company diversifies its offer to customers.READ MORE
P&O FERRIES AND FORTH PORTS PLAN NEW £150 MILLION RIVER BERTH AT TILBURY TO INCREASE CAPACITY THREEFOLD BY 2020
P&O FERRIES today announces that it has reached agreement with Forth Ports to move to a purpose-built £150 million river berth on the Thames at the Port of Tilbury which will treble its freight capacity to 600,000 units a year by 2020.READ MORE
SEVENTEEN P&O FERRIES APPRENTICES WELCOME DOVER COUNCILLOR MJ HOLLOWAY TO MARK SUCCESS OF COMPANY TRAINING SCHEME
SEVENTEEN apprentices from P&O Ferries' successful training scheme welcomed the Dover Councillor MJ Holloway to company HQ last week (31st January) to explain how the course was helping young people locally get into the workforce.READ MORE
JENNY EVANS BECOMES THE SECOND FEMALE TO CAPTAIN A P&O FERRIES SHIP
KENT local Jenny Evans has become only the second woman ever to captain a P&O Ferries ship after being promoted to the rank of Master on the Spirit of France.READ MORE
LARNE-CAIRNRYAN FREIGHT TRAFFIC HIT SIX-YEAR HIGH IN 2017, SAYS P&O FERRIES
P&O FERRIES carried the highest volume of freight traffic on its Larne-Cairnryan service in six years in 2017.READ MORE
P&O FERRIES REPORTS HIGHEST ANNUAL FREIGHT VOLUMES IN TEN YEARS ON ZEEBRUGGE-TILBURY ROUTE
P&O FERRIES today reports that it carried more freight between Zeebrugge and Tilbury in 2017 than in any other year in the decade long history of the route.READ MORE
P&O FERRIES HANDS OVER CHEQUE FOR £1,783 TO ROYAL BRITISH LEGION VOLUNTEERS AFTER SUCCESSFUL POPPY APPEAL
VOLUNTEERS and officials from the Royal British Legion visited P&O Ferries' Dover headquarters this week to take delivery of a cheque for £1,783.10 which was raised by the ferry and logistics company's employees and customers during last month's poppy appeal.READ MORE
P&O FERRIES IS NAMED BRITAIN'S FAVOURITE FERRY COMPANY BY TRAVELLING PUBLIC FOR TENTH YEAR RUNNING
P&O FERRIES won the Best Ferry/Minicruise Operator category for a record-breaking tenth consecutive year at last week's highly prestigious British Travel Awards.READ MORE
TEN LOCAL APPRENTICES WIN PLACES ON P&O FERRIES APPRENTICESHIPS SCHEME AFTER IT RECEIVES 176 APPLICATIONS FROM ASPIRING SEAFARERS
TEN local apprentices - including the first ever female apprentices - started work at P&O Ferries this month as they began a two-year course which will lead to them becoming fully qualified seafarers aboard 47,000 ton ships on the English Channel.READ MORE
P&O FERRIES HAILS SUCCESS OF ITS NEW ZEEBRUGGE-HULL FREIGHT ONLY SERVICE AS IT CARRIES 15,000 UNITS IN FIRST SIX MONTHS
P&O FERRIES today reports carrying almost 15,000 units on its new dedicated lift unit freight service between Zeebrugge and Hull since the launch in May.READ MORE
LOCAL SCHOOLCHILDREN HELP ONE OF THE MOST FAMOUS NAMES IN THE SHIPPING WORLD MARK ITS 180 YEAR ANNIVERSARY
TWELVE schoolchildren from Dover helped P&O Ferries mark a unique occasion last week when they witnessed the unveiling of an on-board display to commemorate the 180th anniversary of the founding of the world's most famous shipping line.READ MORE
FIVE LOCAL APPRENTICES GRADUATE FROM P&O FERRIES SCHEME TO BEGIN CAREER AT SEA
P&O FERRIES celebrated five more apprentices graduating from the company's scheme this week (25th October) on their way to becoming fully qualified seafarers.READ MORE
TWO KENT SCHOOLGIRLS GIVEN INSIGHT INTO THE ROLE OF WOMEN IN THE WORKPLACE BY P&O FERRIES
TWO students from Simon Langton Girls' Grammar School were given a first-hand insight into the role of women in the workplace when they spent a day at P&O Ferries head office in Dover last week (Friday 13th October).READ MORE
P&O FERRIES REPORTS STRONGEST Q3 FREIGHT VOLUMES ON LARNE-CAIRNRYAN ROUTE FOR SIX YEARS
P&O FERRIES saw the highest number of lorries and trailers travelling on its ferries between Larne and Cairnryan in the third quarter of the year than it has in any Q3 since 2011.READ MORE
P&O FERRIES OFFERS CUSTOMERS £15 OF FREE FUEL TO HELP THEM EXPLORE THE CONTINENT
P&O FERRIES is offering tourists £15 worth of fuel for free to help them explore the Continent, in what is believed to be the first offer of its kind on the English Channel.READ MORE
P&O FERRIES HELPS 170 CHILDREN WITH SERIOUS ILLNESSES CROSS THE CHANNEL TO FRANCE ON THEIR WAY TO DISNEYLAND PARIS
MORE than 170 children with life-threatening illnesses enjoyed a trip to Disneyland Paris via a P&O Ferries ship last week (Friday 6th October).READ MORE
P&O FERRIES ANNOUNCES NEW RAIL SERVICE FROM TRIESTE CONNECTING WITH ITS CONTINENTAL HUB AT ZEEBRUGGE
P&O FERRIES today announces that a new rail service from the Italian port of Trieste to and from its Zeebrugge hub has commenced this month.READ MORE
120 DOVER SCHOOLCHILDREN HELP TO DESIGN P&O FERRIES' FERRY OF THE FUTURE
MORE than 100 local children at St Richard's Catholic Primary School in Dover took the opportunity to tell P&O Ferries what its next generation of ships should look like when the local company came to visit last week (Tuesday 12th September).READ MORE
P&O FERRIES INTRODUCES VIP SERVICE FOR NORTH SEA FREIGHT DRIVERS WITH NEW COMMERCIAL DRIVERS CLUB
P&O FERRIES has launched a new Commercial Drivers Club which guarantees VIP service for freight drivers using its overnight routes on the North Sea.READ MORE
P&O FERRIES REPORTS HIGHEST NUMBER OF TOURISTS FOR 14 YEARS TRAVELLING ON ITS LARNE TO CAIRNRYAN SERVICE IN AUGUST
P&O FERRIES saw the highest number of tourists in 14 years travelling between Larne and Cairnryan on its ships in August, with passenger volumes for the month up seven per cent.READ MORE
P&O FERRIES TAKES ON 140 NEW STAFF IN KENT TO HELP SERVE MILLIONS OF SUMMER TOURISTS TRAVELLING BETWEEN BRITAIN AND FRANCE
MORE than 140 seasonal jobs have been created in Kent this August as P&O Ferries ramps up its operations on the English Channel for the peak summer season.READ MORE
P&O P&O FERRIES GIVES FOUR LOCAL YOUNGSTERS A CHANCE TO EXPERIENCE THE WORLD OF WORK
P&O FERRIES welcomed four students from Kent onto one of its ships on the English Channel last week as part of a work experience course designed to give them an insight into how a shipping company is run.READ MORE
P&O FERRIES GIVES FOUR LOCAL YOUNGSTERS A CHANCE TO EXPERIENCE THE WORLD OF WORK
P&O FERRIES welcomed four students from Kent onto one of its ships on the English Channel last week as part of a work experience course designed to give them an insight into how a shipping company is run.
Thomas Blomfield and Jonathan Last, both aged 15, and 14-year-old Owen Johns took time off from studying for their GCSE's at Harvey Grammar School in Folkestone to attend the week long course. They were joined by 15-year-old Louis Taylor-Brice from Sandwich Technology School.
P&O Ferries' work experience programme is run by Rachael Crepin, who works in the fleet procurement department. She said: "Local students are our employees of the future so we are keen to show them what working at one of Britain's leading ferry and logistics companies is like."
"Their itinerary included a briefing on the importance of safety, a trip to our warehouse in Whitfield, an introduction to our on-board services department which includes restaurants and shops on the ships, and a visit to the Spirit of France, a 47,000 ton ferry which sails ten times a day between Dover and Calais."
The four work experience students are pictured along with Rachel Crepin, the captain of the Spirit of France Steve Johnson and on-board services manager Paul Staveney.
Louis Taylor-Brice said: "I was interested in a career at sea before doing this work experience week and am now more interested than ever. I really enjoyed the visit to the Spirit of France, especially the engineering department, and the captain has very kindly invited me back to spend another day on board later this month."
Owen Johns added: "I really enjoyed touring the warehouse at Whitfield and seeing how products are received and prepared for distribution to the ships."
P&O Ferries has been running its work experience programme for more than six years and welcomes applications from young people who are interested in preparing for their careers. The Dover-based employer's wider stakeholder programme offers visits to schools and colleges within the local community, a free initiative with the visit often tailored to school requirements and their current projects.
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 more than 20 vessels which carry 10 million passengers, 1.6 million cars and 2.2 million freight units every year.
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P&O FERRIES VISITS DOVER SCHOOL TO GIVE CAREERS ADVICE TO CLASS OF 10 AND 11-YEAR-OLDS
THIRTY children in Year 6 at St Richard's Catholic Primary School in Dover learned this week (12th June) that it's never too early to start planning for the future when the town's largest employer dropped in to give some careers advice.READ MORE
TWO DOVER & DEAL SEA CADETS AWARDED SURPRISE P&O FERRIES BURSARY
TWO lucky local sea cadets have been awarded a surprise P&O Ferries bursary worth £275 each at the Annual Sea Cadets Awards and Presentations Evening in Dover last week.READ MORE
P&O FERRIES SETS OUT STALL TO HIRE STEWARDS AND CALL CENTRE EMPLOYEES AT DOVER AND DEAL JOBS FAIR
P&O FERRIES, one of Kent's largest employers, was looking to fill dozens of vacancies for the summer season at last week's Dover and Deal Jobs FairREAD MORE
P&O FERRIES HANDLES HIGHEST ANNUAL FREIGHT VOLUMES ON ITS LARNE-CAIRNRYAN SERVICE SINCE 2011
P&O FERRIES announces today that it handled the highest volume of freight in five years on its Larne-Cairnryan service in 2016.
The ferry and logistics company, which operates the shortest and most frequent crossings between Northern Ireland and mainland Britain, handled 206,700 freight units on the route during the last 12 months.
P&O FERRIES ANNOUNCES £14M OF CONTRACTS FOR WORK ON FOUR SHIPS AT REMONTOWA YARD IN POLAND
P&O FERRIES will send a total of four ships from its North Sea and Short Sea fleets to the Remontowa shipyard in Gdansk this season for major upgrades and re-fit work.READ MORE
DOVER-BASED P&O FERRIES WINS TWO NATIONAL AWARDS FOR BEING BRITAIN'S LEADING FERRY COMPANY
P&O FERRIES' 4,000 employees are celebrating this week after the company won two prestigious awards for being Britain's leading ferry operator.
Voted for by the general public and travel industry experts respectively, the two accolades were part of the Globe Travel Awards 2017 which were presented at a ceremony attended by 1,100 people at London's Grosvenor House Hotel.
P&O FERRIES HANDLES HIGHEST VOLUME OF FREIGHT IN 50 YEARS AT ITS ZEEBRUGGE HUB IN 2016
IN a sign of the continuing strength of exports to and from Britain during 2016, P&O Ferries today announces that it handled more freight units at its principal continental hub at Zeebrugge than in any year since it began operations from the Belgian port in 1966.READ MORE
FIRST THREE LOCAL APPRENTICES GRADUATE FROM P&O FERRIES' SCHEME AS ABLE SEAFARERS
CHRISTMAS came early for three apprentices at P&O Ferries last week after they became the first ever graduates from the company's apprenticeships scheme.READ MORE
P&O FERRIES TAKES 21,000 BOOKINGS FOR THIS SATURDAY AS CHRISTMAS SHOPPERS TAKE ADVANTAGE OF 50 PER CENT DISCOUNTS ON BOARD
P&O FERRIES is expecting one of the busiest shopping days of the year on its English Channel ships on the last Saturday before the Christmas break after taking 21,000 advance bookings - three times the usual daily number for this time of year.READ MORE
P&O FERRIES OPENS EXPANDED TERMINAL AT ITS ZEEBRUGGE HUB WHICH DOUBLES CAPACITY TO 700,000 UNITS A YEAR
P&O FERRIES has formally opened its expanded terminal at Zeebrugge which doubles capacity so that the ferry and logistics company can meet rising demand from continental exporters to Britain.
100 FREE TICKETS TO BE WON FOR P&O FERRIES' BLACK FRIDAY CHRISTMAS SHOPPING TRIPS ON THE CHANNEL
ONE hundred lucky Christmas shoppers are being offered a free round trip return ticket with P&O Ferries during 'Black Friday' week to take advantage of discounts of up to 50 per cent in the on-board shops.
P&O FERRIES ANNOUNCES £8.5 MILLION RELAUNCH OF ITS HULL-ZEEBRUGGE SHIPS TO SECURE FUTURE OF ROUTE INTO 2020's
IN a major boost for travel on the North Sea, P&O Ferries has today announced that it will spend £8.5 million on upgrading the two ships on its Hull-Zeebrugge routeREAD MORE
P&O FERRIES DOUBLES VOLUME OF FREIGHT SHIPPED ON GOTHENBURG TO BRITAIN SERVICE AFTER ONE YEAR OF OPERATION
P&O Ferries today reports that the number of freight units shipped between Gothenburg and Britain via its new link to the Scandinavian port has almost doubled compared with 2015.
P&O FERRIES' ZEEBRUGGE-TEESPORT ROUTE REPORTS 16 PER CENT FREIGHT INCREASE, DRIVEN BY CONNECTIVITY TO NORTHERN CITIES
P&O FERRIES' services between Zeebrugge and Teesport have reported a 16 per cent uplift in freight units in the third quarter of the year compared with 2015, with the company noting that the north-eastern port's transport connections with major cities on the west coast of England are proving a key attraction for customers.
P&O FERRIES REPORTS 22 PER CENT INCREASE IN ADVANCE BOOKINGS FOR TRAVEL TO FRANCE DURING EURO 2016
THE Euro 2016 football tournament has helped drive a surge in advance bookings for travel across the English Channel this summer, according to P&O Ferries.
SAIL AT NIGHT WITH P&O FERRIES AND SAVE YOURSELF 25 PER CENT OFF A TRIP TO FRANCE
HOLIDAYMAKERS who travel across the English Channel with P&O Ferries in May or June could be eligible for a 25 per cent discount per journey if they sail between 6pm in the evening and 6am in the morning.
P&O FERRIES JOINS FORCES WITH VIIA TO PROVIDE NEW RAIL-SEA LINK BETWEEN SPAIN, FRANCE AND BRITAIN
P&O Ferries announces that it has reached agreement with the French rail operator VIIA, a subsidiary of SNCF, to provide transport across the English Channel for unaccompanied freight arriving on a new train service between the Franco-Spanish border and Calais, named VIIA Britanica.
GROWING DEMAND FOR DIRECT SEA LINK WITH SCANDINAVIA AFTER CARRYING FIRST 2,000 UNITS
P&O Ferries has reported growing demand for its new freight link to Gothenburg in Sweden after carrying 2,000 units in the first eight months of operation.
HIGHEST EVER FREIGHT VOLUMES ON THE ENGLISH CHANNEL IN 2015
P&O Ferries carried more freight between Dover and Calais in 2015 than in any previous year in its modern history.
11 PER CENT INCREASE IN HGV'S CROSSING TO AND FROM THE CONTINENT ON HULL TO ROTTERDAM ROUTE
P&O Ferries today announces that it has seen an 11 per cent year-on-year increase in HGV's crossing between Britain and the continent on its Hull-Rotterdam route.