P&O Ferrymasters launches Budapest-Duisburg-Rotterdam line

P&O Ferrymasters has announced the launch of a new intermodal service connecting Budapest to the port of Rotterdam and Duisburg. The service runs in both directions between these three vital European transport hubs and onwards to the United Kingdom.

The new service will use existing rail routes and operate with P&O Ferrymasters’ 45 PW high cube containers with a maximum payload of 23.5 tonnes for all types of ambient goods. There will be six departures per week in each direction between Budapest and Rotterdam, with a stop in Duisburg. The transit time between Budapest and both Duisburg and Rotterdam is two days and the transit time between Budapest and British ports is either three or four days, depending on the destination.

Eastward expansion

It is the latest step in P&O Ferrymasters’ eastwards expansion. With the new service the company connects its rail hubs in Romania and Hungary with two important European hubs. “We are delighted to announce our second new intermodal service of 2019, connecting Budapest with the Benelux, Ruhr region and the United Kingdom”, John Freyne, P&O Ferrymasters’ Intermodal Business Development Manager commented.

P&O Ferrymasters serves 20 strategic locations in 13 countries across the continent, operating integrated road, rail and sea links via a fleet of more than 5,000 trailers and containers. Its rail terminal in the northern Romanian city of Oradea, which will facilitate the onward movement of goods to Britain from the Silk Road, became operational in 2016.

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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