P&O Ferrymasters and Erontrans launch Poland intermodal connection
P&O Ferrymasters has joined forces with Erontrans to launch an intermodal rail service linking the UK, Benelux and central Poland via Europoort in Rotterdam.
In an integrated solution with P&O Ferries, the two 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.
The capacity per departure is 36 trailers of up to 28 tones 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 transshipped 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.
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.