RISING demand for freight transport between Poznan in Poland and Europe’s busiest port at Rotterdam has
led to P&O Ferrymasters adding a sixth service every week to its train link between the two industrial centres.
The additional departure – which will boost capacity by 20 per cent - is specifically designed for Less Trailer
Load (LTL) freight.
Mark Timmermans, Trailer Director at P&O Ferrymasters, said: “We have responded to what our customers
were telling us by introducing our first LTL service by rail using huckepack trailers which can be loaded from
the side. There has been steadily increasing demand for LTL shipments to and from Poland, with rising
exports from the Benelux countries driving volumes.”
“The world is getting more complex and we are at our best when we solve the most difficult logistical
challenges for our customers. This sixth weekly departure means that we can offer more customers who
need to transport goods between the industrial heart of Poland and Europe’s busiest port a reliable and
environmentally friendly solution at a price which is competitive with road haulage.”
P&O Ferrymasters launched the train in June last year and links the CLIP terminal in Swarzedz-Poznan to
Europoort in Rotterdam. Each train has a transit time of 20 hours and consists of 36 huckepack trailers which
are able to carry up to 28 tonnes each. The newly introduced sixth service per week will depart on Mondays.
The news builds on a steady period of growth for P&O Ferrymasters, which this summer announced the
expansion of its logistics network into Turkey with the opening of a first office in Istanbul.
P&O Ferrymasters is a leading pan-European provider of logistics solutions. The company serves more than
20 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.
The company is a division of P&O Ferries, which sails 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 annually.