P&O FERRYMASTERS today announces the opening of a 17,000 square meter state-of-the-art warehousing facility in Europoort (Rotterdam) to support its trans-Continental operations. The 10-year contract for the additional facilities will significantly expand the warehousing storage capacity of P&O Ferrymasters at Rotterdam, allowing its customers new storage opportunities and flexibility at one of the business transport hubs of Europe.
The warehouse, which consists of two 7,500 square meter levels, will become operational next month and has close proximity to both the Maasvlakte 2 area in Rotterdam and the Europoort ferry terminal, making it ideally positioned to accommodate the import and export of goods requiring storage for routes on the deep sea, short sea and North Sea. P&O Ferrymasters is equipping the new facility with 16 loading docks and proven warehouse management systems to ensure its customers immediately receive the benefit of extra storage capacity in their end-to-end supply chain solutions.
Mark Mulder, P&O Ferrymasters’ Contract Logistics Director, said: “This new warehouse capacity at Rotterdam marks an important step in our plans to enable trade flows across Europe.”
“This new facility will provide the operational flexibility and capacity our customers need to ensure their supply chains are becoming even more efficient and effective with direct access to a central hub linking rail, road, inland barging, deep sea and short sea.”
Today’s announcement marks the latest step in P&O Ferrymasters’ programme to enhance its service offering in Western Europe and follows the company’s announcement in the summer of new intermodal services connecting Rotterdam and Duisburg with Budapest and expansion into Turkey.
P&O Ferrymasters is a leading pan-European provider of logistics solutions. The company serves 20 strategic locations in 13 countries across the continent, operating integrated road, rail and sea links via a fleet of more than 5,000 trailers and containers.
The company is part 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 every year. P&O Ferries is part of DP World, a leading enabler of global trade and an integral part of the supply chain.