More railway for P&O Ferries in Rotterdam

P&O Ferries has doubled its rail capacity at Europoort with the launch of a second line into its terminal at the port of Rotterdam. The 650-metre long track complements the existing rail line of the integrated ferry and logistics company. Starting today, it can handle up to four trains of either 36 trailers or 42 x 45 foot containers a day, comprising eight services to and from locations across Europe.

The second rail line at Europoort is expected to handle fast-moving consumer goods from across Europe as well as automotive parts and products en route to the North East of England. “To connect with the UK market, we provide three sailings a week to Teesport and seven sailings a week to Hull, with a commitment to providing customers with the most reliable and cost efficient service possible”, explains Janette Bell, Chief Executive of P&O Ferries.

Ferry and rail

The company provides integrated planning, scheduling and transport management systems which solve some of the most pressing challenges in logistics, especially transparency. It offers 27,000 sailings a year on eight major routes between Britain, France, Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland, Holland and Belgium. It operates more than 20 vessels which carry 8.4 million passengers and 2.3 million freight units every year.

Together with its logistics business, P&O Ferrymasters, the company also operates integrated road and rail links to countries across the continent including Italy, Poland, Germany, Spain and Romania, and facilitates the onward movement of goods to Britain from Asian countries via the Silk Road. P&O Ferries is part of DP World, the leading enabler of global trade and an integral part of the supply chain.

Author: Majorie van Leijen

Majorie van Leijen is editor of, online magazine for rail freight professionals.

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