P&O Ferrymasters orders 600 new box containers to further expand its intermodal logistics network

P&O Ferrymasters today announces the ordering of 600 new 45’ pallet wide high-cube containers to add to its already growing fleet. The multi-million euro investment is key to P&O Ferrymasters’ strategic growth plan and will allow continued growth of new routes and services across Europe and Asia, with the containers being added to the existing fleets in the second half of 2019.

P&O Ferrymasters expands its intermodal logistics network

In 2018 P&O Ferrymasters announced an order for 700 new 45’ pallet wide high-cube containers and 240 new 45’ swap body units to add to its significant pan-European network and rapidly growing Mediterranean based businesses. This additional order will bring P&O Ferrymasters’ total capacity to 4,000 containers units and 2,000 trailers.

This infrastructure will play a crucial role supporting the company’s services across Europe and its new routes connecting Western Europe with Eastern Europe, Turkey and beyond. P&O Ferrymasters will continue to expand its routes from Western Europe through to Asia by developing hubs such as its own rail terminal in Oradea, Romania, and by continuing to invest in its transport assets.

Wim Blomme, Intermodal Director at P&O Ferrymasters, said: “As P&O Ferrymasters continues to expand the reach of our services across Europe and Asia, we will continue to make significant investments like this into our vital transport assets to ensure the capacity and quality of service our clients need. This new investment into freight containers will support our growing network, allowing us to continue to improve transport costs through enhanced modal shift, and provide the far reaching and reliable services P&O Ferrymasters is known for.”