One month ago, P&O Ferries announced its plan to increase its capacity by 25% on Zeebrugge-Teesport, without revealing the name of the ship. (see: P&O Ferries Jumps On An Opportunity ).
Now we know! It will be the ESTRADEN, which has previously been working on Europoort – Teesport.
She will work in tandem with the BORE SONG, “to form the fastest and easiest gateway to Scotland for exporters to and from the continent.”
The ESTRADEN (2,270 lane meter) replaces the MISTRAL (1,625 lane meter).
To complete the reconfiguration of ships on its North Sea freight routes, P&O has chartered the STENA CARRIER (2,715 lane meter) to replace the ESTRADEN on Europoort – Teesport.
P&O Ferries currently carries more than 100,000 freight units a year on 6 return sailings a week between Teesport and its continental hub at Zeebrugge. The goods transported include chemicals, plastics, steel, automotive parts and alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.