Posted on 14 August 2008 by admin
P&O is pushing the boat out with the launch of two massive new ferries, the biggest ever used on the Dover-Calais route.
The ferries, worth £285m and due to launch in 2010 and 2011, have been ordered because of the increase in demand for driving holidays in France. P&O told the Daily Telegraph that families are fed up with the hassle of airport travel and so ferry business is increasing.
The new ferries will take 3,000 more cars per day and will maximise fuel efficiency for greener running. Each will weigh 49,000 gross tonnes and at 210 metres in length, will be the largest ships capable of fitting into facilities in the Channel ports.