P&O Ferries to axe Dublin to Liverpool route

Route is mainly used to transport freight between the UK and Ireland

P&O Ferries: Transport giant says it is “committed to serving our Irish Sea customers and has explored all options to continue sailing on this route”. Picture: Getty

Ferry giant P&O has announced plans to close one of its routes towards the end of the year.

The Liverpool-Dublin route will be axed due to the unavailability of a berth in the Merseyside city for next year, the company said.

A statement said: “Without agreement with the port owner to provide a berth in Liverpool, it is impossible for P&O Ferries to continue operating on this route.

“Extensive negotiations with the owner of our ...