P&O Ferrymasters launches new link Turkey – Rotterdam – Zeebrugge via Trieste
P&O Ferrymasters has launched a new intermodal connection from the Turkish ports of Pendik, Ambarli and Mersin to the Free Port of Trieste in Italy, with onward rail connections to Rotterdam and Zeebrugge. The new service runs six times per week in both directions.
The journey between Turkey and the European logistics hubs takes less than a week, according to the logistics company. Wim Blomme, Intermodal Director at P&O Ferrymasters, commented: “We are continuing to expand the reach of our services into Eastern Europe and Asia, to where many customers have moved their centres of production. This new link between Turkey and our European network will give them certainty on transit times and reduce their transport costs because of the partnerships we have put in place.”
P&O Ferrymasters’ customers will be supported by one of the company’s local customs experts in Turkey to
help facilitate the import and export of goods to and from the country. It will be possible to transport hazardous
cargoes with a payload of up to 25 tonnes.
John Freyne, P&O Ferrymasters’ Intermodal Business Development Manager, added: “We expect Turkey,
where we opened our first office last summer, to become an important hub as we focus on supporting new
trade lanes both with road transportation solutions and the introduction of highly sustainable Intermodal
P&O Ferrymasters is a leading pan-European provider of logistics solutions. The company serves 21
strategic locations in 13 countries across the continent, operating integrated road, rail and sea links via a
fleet of 5,000 trailers and containers. P&O Ferrymasters also 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.