P&O Ferrymasters and Erontrans launch Poland rail link
In an integrated solution with P&O Ferries, the companies have selected Europoort-based LTE Netherlands as rail carrier for the service, which offers four trains per week each way between Europoort–Rotterdam and the CLIP terminal in Swarzedz-Poznan.
Capacity per departure is 36 trailers of up to 28 tonnes payload. The trains are purpose-designed for huckepack trailers but containers including 45’ PW units can be carried on request.
Transit times are four days to/from the UK and two days for Benelux. Equipment to and from the UK will be transhipped from train to ferry and vice versa at the P&O Ferries terminal in Europoort.
Both P&O Ferrymasters and Erontrans are specialists in trade from and to Poland, and train capacity is shared equally between the two parties.
The partnership has been formed as a procurement alliance to optimise customer support for this specific service.
The companies say that the dedicated train concept minimalises risk with a unique integrated transport package that offers high service standards, increased payloads, reduced CO2 emissions and pricing competitive with road haulage.
They add that the arrangement provides in-house possibilities for onward shipping.
LTE is also experienced on Polish trade and was selected after a joint benchmarking process that confirmed the company’s proven track record, its high level of flexibility and its cost-effective pricing structure. ■