P&O Ferrymasters extends P&G pet food deal

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Supply chain specialist P&O Ferrymasters has renewed its contract with trimodal Euroterminal Coevorden near Rotterdam, for its deal with Procter & Gamble pet food.

This is the latest one-year deal with Euroterminal Cevorden, and marks a decade of running the dedicated rail service.

The Euroterminal and the manufacturer’s IAMS plant are next to each other in Coevorden. Up to five shuttle trains per week take goods to Rotterdam for pan-European rail connections, as well as deepsea and shortsea shipments.

P&O Ferrymasters intermodal director Wim Blomme said: “More and more forward-thinking businesses with their fingers on the ‘green’ logistics pulse are switching from road transport to pioneering intermodal solutions that move their goods in a reliable, cost efficient and sustainable manner.

“The catalysts for change continue to be rising fuel costs, toll charges, drivers’ wages, increasing congestion, inadequate infrastructure and the drive for lower CO2 emissions.”

Euroterminal manager Jo Koop added: “We are delighted with this extension because P&O Ferrymasters and Procter & Gamble provided the launch pad for our Rotterdam shuttle train offering.”

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