P&O Ferry Cancellations Leading To Delays
P&O suspended their ferry services pending a ‘major company announcement’ they were due to give today. That announcement has since followed and resulted in around 800 UK seafaring workers losing their jobs.
Their website suggests that there will be significant disruption across their ferry services during the next few days, which they are working on minimising.
Reports in national press are suggesting that the company are planning to use agency workers to maintain their services going forward.
From a road transport perspective, with P&O operating numerous routes between the UK and Europe, this has already led to disruption and delays at ro-ro ports, including Dover and Calais, and we expect this to continue until the situation is resolved.
Simarco are continuing to monitor the situation. If you require further information about current or upcoming orders, then please do not hesitate to contact us.