P&O Ferrymasters trailer. Photo: P&O Ferrymasters

P&O Ferrymasters launches extra service Rotterdam-Poznan

P&O Ferrymasters has added a sixth weekly service to its train link between Rotterdam and Poznan. The additional departure is specifically designed for Less Trailer Load (LTL) freight and is scheduled for Mondays.

The additional service will boost capacity of the connection by twenty per cent, responding to a rising demand for freight transport between the industrial centres. “There has been a steadily increasing demand for LTL shipments to and from Poland, with rising exports from the Benelux countries driving volumes. We have responded to what our customers were telling us by introducing our first LTL service by rail, using huckepack trailers which can be loaded from the side”, said Mark Timmermans, Trailer Director at P&O Ferrymasters.

New train service

P&O Ferrymasters launched the train in June last year and links the CLIP terminal in Swarzedz-Poznan to Europort in Rotterdam. Each train has a transit time of twenty hours and consists of 36 huckepack trailers which are able to carry up to 28 tonnes each.

P&O Ferrymasters operates integrated road, rail and sea links via a fleet of 5,000 trailers and containers. The company owns a rail terminal in the Romanian city of Oradea, which facilitates the onward movement of goods to Britain from Asian countries via the Silk Road. This summer it announced the expansion of its logistics network into Turkey with the opening of a first office in Istanbul.

Author: Majorie van Leijen

Majorie van Leijen is the editor-in-chief of RailFreight.com, the online magazine for rail freight professionals.

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