P&O unveils plans to double European rail links

Telephoto recording of a freight wagon on the rails with coloured containers, abstract

Logistics firm P&O Ferries has announced the doubling if its rail capacity at Europoort with the launch of a second line into its terminal at the continental hub, according to a statement.

The company said the 650-metre long will complement its existing rail line and means that the integrated ferry and logistics company will be able to handle up to four trains of either 36 trailers or 42×45 containers a day. In total there will be eight services to and from locations across Europe.

Janette Bell, Chief Executive, P&O Ferries, said the increased rail capacity will “help even more of our customers solve their supply chain challenges and make trade flow by utilizing the unrivalled combined assets of P&O Ferries and P&O Ferrymasters.

“Customers will be able to move goods between Britain and Europe using P&O Ferrymasters rail services and take advantage of our integrated planning, scheduling and transport management systems which solve some of the most pressing challenges in logistics, especially transparency.”

“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.

“This initiative underlines our commitment to growth and going to places where our customers want us to go.”

Furthermore, P&O Ferrirs and P&O Ferrymasters also plans to expand its rail network into new regions.

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.

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