P&O Ferries transported 367,000 units of freight across the English Channel between July and September 2015, a 30% increase on the same period last year, making it the busiest single quarter since 2003, and the best third quarter the company has ever had.
September alone was the company’s best single month for freight since 2003, with 129,500 units shipped. The figure surpassed the previous monthly record of 123,000 which was set in July 2014.
Freight comprises around two-thirds of P&O Ferries’ business, with tourists accounting for one-third. The demand justifies the increase in sailings to 58 per day and the return of the European Seaway.