This week P&O FERRYMASTERS announced a multi-million investment. The Investment is an integral part of the company’s strategic growth plan; it will be used cater 240 new swap body freight containers to advance its pan-European inter-modal logistics network.
The company will be deploying 45-inch curtainside units; these are one of the most sustainable ways of carrying freight, and are the first of their kind in the P&O Ferrymaster task force. The units will be used to carry goods by both road and rail.
The swap bodies design reduces empty weight, thus decreasing fuel consumption and carbon footprints because there is less dead weight to carry.
P&O Ferrymaters’, Inter-modal Director, Wim Blomme, sad: ” Our customers will benefit from the flexibility of these multi-purpose load units, with the swap bodies being deployed on our routes in Poland, Italy and Spain from this month.”
“The major advantage of the swap bodies is that goods can be loaded and unloaded from the side and top. They are equipped with sliding curtains, a sliding roof and solid rear doors to let an easy access us the open side, top and rear.”
The purchased swap bodies are manufactured by an Italian manufacturer Centro Costruzioni Furgonature Container S.r.I. Customers look forward to use the units from a wide range of sectors such as, steel, chemicals, paper and packaging, retail and consumer goods and automotive.
P&O Ferrymasters is a leading logistics solutions provider pan-European. The company caters to 20 strategic locations in 12 countries across the continent, operating integrated rail, road and sea link by means of a fleet of 4,000 containers and trailers.
Division of P&O Ferries, the company sails on eight major routes between Britain, Northen Ireland, France, the Republic of Ireland, Belguim and Holland. It manages more than 20 vessels which are estimated to carry 8.4 million passengers and 2.3 million freight units annually.
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.