Sheerness-Calais route experiencing freight boom, says Peel Ports
London Medway has had its busiest ever month for unaccompanied freight between the UK and France, reports Peel Ports Group.
The unaccompanied freight service run by DFDS carried 3981 trailers on its vessels across the channel in April 2022. The dedicated vessel for this route, the M/V Botnia Seaways, operates between Sheerness and Calais.
The scheme was first introduced in June last year in response to demand from hauliers, cargo owners and shipping lines facing delays at Dover caused by Brexit, Operation Brock and problems with sailings by rival firm P&O.
“Our dedicated RoRo facilities, location and accessibility provide significant benefits for our customers, including DFDS. The success of the M/V Botnia Seaways vessel and the wider partnership demonstrates how London Medway is going from strength to strength and is a strong indication for our future success,” said Richard Goffin, port director at Sheerness.