Free food and cabin upgrades for drivers on P&O ferries


P&O is offering free food, discounts in shops and cabin upgrades to drivers as part of its Free Food February campaign.

All freight drivers sailing with P&O between Dover and Calais will get a complimentary meal from a set menu on all sailings between midnight and 8am on weekdays and on all weekend sailings between midnight on Friday and 8am on Monday.

On North Sea routes, P&O is offering free upgrades to Club Cabins and providing refreshments straight to cabin doors, in order to help drivers socially distance.

P&O is also offering 10% discounts for freight drivers in all of its World Duty Free shops

Peter Hebblethwaite, RoPax Ferry Services MD, said: "The wellbeing of our passengers is our highest priority and I am delighted to be able to announce that we are taking these special measures to support freight drivers during these challenging times."

"Road haulage is the lifeblood of the global economy and the dedication and hard work of freight drivers ensures supply chains remain intact and keeps food on the shelves.

Hiab launches new loader crane for huge vertical lifts

Hiab has launched a new loader crane with nine-section boom and 2.3-tonne lift capacity at its maximum.

The EFFER 1000 is the first 90 tonne-metre loader crane to offer a nine section boom with six JIB extensions.

It has a 2,300kg capacity at its maximum outreach of 26m with a maximum of 5,800kg at 23m.

Relatively lightweight, the EFFER 1000 only weighs 9,500kg but with the lifting potential of far larger cranes making it ideal for operation in metropolitan areas around tall buildings.

“We have listened to our customers and created a game changing EFFER loader crane that delivers the best vertical performance in its class. EFFER 1000 is a heavy loader crane with the competing vertical reach and lifting capacity of a super heavy crane without the need for the bigger trucks. This flexibility allows them to work in tighter urban spaces and save money,” says Marcel Boxem, Hiab global product management director.

The EFFER 1000 also has Hiab’s new MULTIPOWER JIB that ensures performance even at the higher levels of the extension and can be specified with optional EFFER’s V-Stab and CroSStab to increase the available surface areas to place the truck for maximum stability and safety.