P&O Ferrymasters today announces the launch of a new multimodal service from Italy to Norway, further expanding its leading pan-European network of logistics services for its customers. Businesses now have more options to transport their time sensitive and valuable goods from the Mediterranean to Scandinavia.
The new multimodal service includes rail links between the main rail terminals in northern Italy and the three key ports Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Moerdijk in the Netherlands. Goods are then shipped by sea from the Netherlands to three key ports in the west of Norway, Tananger, Bergen and Ålesund. Other ports can be used to minimise road journeys in Norway, saving time and reducing carbon emissions.
P&O Ferrymasters is offering a flexible range of solutions to fit the needs of its customers in moving their valuable and time sensitive goods quickly and with minimal environmental impact. From Italy to the Netherlands, goods can be transported by rail or road using 45-foot PW containers, swap body units or tilt trailers, using full truckload (FTL), full container load (FCL) and less-than-truckload (LTL) transport options. Customers can also move their heavy and oversized cargo using P&O Ferrymasters’ specialist Project Cargo service, no matter how big, heavy or complex their goods are.
The launch of the new service follows a series of steps forward by P&O Ferrymasters in the past 18 months, including a state-of-the-art track and trace system and connections between Budapest, Duisburg and Rotterdam, and also between Oradea and Lodz.
Thorsten Runge, Managing Director of P&O Ferrymasters, said: “The investments we are making in new equipment, new sites and new capabilities, all have one purpose – to solve supply chain challenges. As those challenges become ever more complex, we are using our deep sector knowledge to help customers drive efficiency by eliminating waste in their supply chains. Any customer importing food, wine, chemicals or construction materials into Norway from southern Europe can take advantage of this new cost effective and market leading service.”
&O Ferries is a leading pan-European ferry and logistics company, last year sailing 27,000 times on eight major routes between Britain, France, Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland, Holland and Belgium. Together with its logistics business, P&O Ferrymasters, the company also operates integrated road and rail to countries across the continent including Italy, Poland, Germany, Spain and Romania, Turkey 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 provider of worldwide smart end-to-end supply chain logistics, enabling the flow of trade across the globe.