I wanted to write to let you know that we have agreed to sell European Endeavour to Eckero Line.
The Mistral, which has been covering on Liverpool-Dublin during the re-fit season, will remain on the route so there will be no immediate change to the frequency of our sailings or the service we provide to our customers. The Mistral will also give us greater flexibility with the option to run additional sailings should customers require them.
Please let me reassure you we are committed to the Liverpool – Dublin route and there are great opportunities ahead to grow our business, which is vital to the economies of Ireland, Britain and Europe.
Like all modern businesses we need to ensure our services meet the changing needs of our customers, by embracing new ways of doing things, becoming more flexible and agile.
On Liverpool – Dublin this means better aligning our operation to the changing freight market, and specifically the growth in unaccompanied freight, prior to the introduction of low sulphur surcharge which will take effect from 1 January 2020. This will help us to become more competitive, better able to invest and better able to grow.
I am looking forward to continuing to work with you all to build on our start to 2019.
Head of Freight Sales Short Sea Routes, P&O Ferries