European Logistics Provider P&O Ferrymasters Opens High Tech Warehouse in Rotterdam
New center will support the company’s trans-continental intermodal services
P&O Ferrymasters reports that the 10-year contract will significantly expand its warehousing storage capacity at Rotterdam, allowing its customers new storage opportunities and flexibility at one of the busiest transport hubs of Europe and at the heart of the Dutch logistics ecosystem.
The warehouse, which consists of two 7,500 square meter levels, is close 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.
Supply chain solutions
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,” Mulder said.
The Rotterdam warehouse 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 2019 of new intermodal services connecting Rotterdam and Duisburg with Budapest and expansion into Turkey.
About P&O Ferrymasters
P&O Ferrymasters is part of P&O Ferries and is owned by DP World. It serves 20 strategic locations in 13 countries across the European continent, operating integrated road, rail and sea links via a fleet of more than 5,000 trailers and containers, thereby a leading enabler of global trade.
Source: P&O Ferrymasters10 October 2019