Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Increased Capacity on Teesport - Zeebrugge Service

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Increased Capacity on Teesport - Zeebrugge Service

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THE P&O Ferries' brand new freight ferry the mv Bore Song which sailed into Teesport on September 12, will significantly expand capacity on the service.

The Bore RoFlex class ship, chartered by P&O from the Finnish ferry company Bore Ltd, represents the latest generation of ro-ro vessels due to its flexible carrying capacity, fuel efficiency and reduced emissions of its single common rail engine.

The freight-only Bore Song, operating on the six times a week Teesport-Zeebrugge service since it sailed from the Belgian port yesterday, has significantly more carrying capacity than the Norstream, the ship it is replacing on the service.

"We are pleased that P&O Ferries is investing in this service as we are seeing growth in both accompanied and unaccompanied freight," says Bill McGowan, Ferry Terminal Manager, PD Ports, which owns Teesport.

"It shows that demand for the services we offer through Teesport continues to expand."

The vessel has a total of 2,863m lane metres and, with the main deck 7. …

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