On 28 February, Guangzhou Shipyard International (GSI) of China handed over P&O Ferries’ first “double-ended” ro-pax.
P&O PIONEER will depart China for Europe shortly, arriving at Dover in the first days of April. She is expected in service on the Dover – Calais route at the start of May. P&O PIONEER will be joined by sistership P&O LIBERTE later in the year.
The EUR 260 million investment by P&O Ferries is expected to see the PRIDE OF CANTERBURY, PRIDE OF KENT and already idle PRIDE OF BURGUNDY exit the fleet.
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