P&O Ferrymasters launches consultancy service for data-driven logistics

P&O Ferrymasters launches consultancy service for data-driven logistics
The company operates integrated rail and road links across Europe

P&O Ferrymasters has launched a specialist consultancy service to help customers manage complex supply chain challenges through data-driven insights.

The expansion of its pan-European logistics solutions business will make the company’s in-house expertise available to existing and future customers, offering tailormade advisory solutions.

The independent service starts with data cleansing, analysis, modelling and mapping to visualise the customer’s current supply chain and create a clear baseline.

The consultants then work on multiple scenarios, fully assessed for timing, availability, costs and environmental footprint, and ultimately can manage the tendering process to hand-pick the best solutions and assist with warehouse engineering.

Colin Howard, P&O Ferrymasters’ general manager sales and business development for contract logistics, stated: “We will work with our clients to determine their needs and help them achieve their desired goals by finding the most practical and effective solutions driven by robust data, with supply chain mapping and design, transport network design, warehouse engineering, and on health, safety and the environment.

“Managing complexity is the thread which runs through our entire organisation and our sector-leading team is excited at the prospect of introducing a new type of service to help our customers further improve their supply chains and efficiency. However seemingly complex their need may be, our customers can rely on us to ‘just sort it’.”

The company is the logistics business belonging to P&O Ferries, which is part of DP World. The pair operate integrated road and rail links to countries across Europe including Italy, Poland, Germany, Spain and Romania, and facilitate the onward movement of goods to Britain from Asian countries via the Silk Road.

P&O Ferries is a 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.