P&O Ferrymasters, a transport and logistics provider, is expanding its intermodal network, including services from Budapest to Rotterdam in the Netherlands and Duisburg in Germany.
This new service will use the existing rail routes through a strategic rail partner and operate with P&O Ferrymasters’ 45 PW high cube containers with a maximum payload of 23.5 tonnes for all types of ambient goods. There will be six departures per week in each direction between Budapest and Rotterdam, with a stop in Duisburg. The transit time between Budapest and both Duisburg and Rotterdam is two days and the transit time between Budapest and British ports is either three or four days, depending on the destination.
The announcement marks the latest step in P&O Ferrymasters’ eastwards expansion, connecting its rail hubs in Romania and Hungary with global maritime services at Rotterdam and the short sea connections at Duisburg port.
“We are delighted to announce our second new intermodal service of 2019, connecting Budapest with the Benelux, Ruhr region and the United Kingdom. Using our facilities across Europe, we can now reach every part of the Continent with our highly efficient and cost-effective operations. This new service will enable us to sort out even more logistical challenges for our customers,” said John Freyne, P&O Ferrymasters’ Intermodal Business Development Manager.