The investment is in line with the company’s ongoing strategy to standardise the fleet and brings the total number of 45ft PW containers to 2,400 units. The containers have a 100cu m capacity (33 Euro pallet/26 ISO pallet capacity).
Of the 600 on order with Unit45 the Dutch intermodal container supplier, 350 will be targeted at the volume growth business. A further 250 will directly replace older vehicles.
Bart Verbeke, Intermodal Director for P&O Ferrymasters, said: “There is a continuing growth in intermodal activity in existing core markets across Europe and also emerging markets including Poland and Russia. This investment puts P&O Ferrymasters in pole position when it comes to meeting the business and environmental demands of customers in this expanding area of logistics (and) this latest investment means that 80% of our fleet is no more than three years old.”