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Published 13th Sep 2011

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The P&O Ferries’ brand new freight ferry the mv Bore Song which sailed into Teesport on 12th September 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 7.4m high, a significant proportion of containers can be double-stacked. There are fixed decks and hoistable car decks which have the capacity to carry a mix of about 250 freight units double-stacked plus 200 cars.

P&O Ferries, which has been operating out of Teesport for 22 years, also operates a service between Teesport and Rotterdam three times a week.

Andy Faichney, customer operations support manager of P&O Ferries says: “The Bore Song is perfectly suited to our Teesport - Zeebrugge service and provides us with greater capacity and the flexibility to accept the complex mix of container and ro-ro traffic on this route. We will continue to work closely with PD Ports to ensure our customers receive exactly the service they need.”

About PD Ports

PD Ports Limited is owned by Canadian based Brookfield.  Brookfield is a global asset manager focused on property, renewable power and infrastructure assets, with over $100 billion of assets under management.  PD Ports was bought by Brookfield in November 2009.

PD Ports is a high performing specialist ports business offering a wide variety of supply chain services to improve customers’ international product and material movements into and out of – as well as within – the UK.

PD Ports employs over 1200 members of staff, and generates an annual turnover of over £115 million from many UK locations.

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