Logistic solutions provider P&O Ferrymasters has launched new intermodal services that link Turkey to Rotterdam and Zeebrugge via the Free Port of Trieste in Italy and offer a transit time of less than a week.
The services will connect Turkey with Europe’s principal logistics hubs at Rotterdam and Zeebrugge with rail links from the port of Trieste and departures six times a week in both directions.
Wim Blomme, intermodal director at P&O Ferrymasters, said: “This new link between Turkey and our European network will give [customers] certainty on transit times and reduce their transport costs because of the partnerships we have put in place.”
The company opened its first office in Turkey in summer 2018 and these new services contribute towards its efforts to expand the reach of its services into Eastern Europe and Asia.
John Freyne, P&O Ferrymasters’ intermodal business development manager, said: “We expect Turkey to become an important hub as we focus on supporting new trade lanes with both road transportation solutions and the introduction of highly sustainable intermodal assets.”