P&O Ferrymasters has made a €3 million investment in 500 new 45 ft high cube rail containers to carry increased payload to key markets in Europe. The company has seen a 55 per cent increase in its intermodal service since 2002. The 45 ft pallet containers offer up to 10 cubic metres greater capacity than the existing boxes to deliver more for less.
The new investment has resulted in P&O Ferrymasters being able to switch 70 per cent of its container capacity to the new high cube boxes .
When in service the boxes will service the busy European intermodal corridors stretching from northern Europe – including the UK – to Spain, the southern tip of Italy, and into Greece and Turkey. The bespoke containers are being manufactured by the Jindo Corporation in Guangzhou, China on a dedicated production line, and supplied into Europe via intermodal equipment specialists Unit 45.
All high cube containers include the latest in ‘load lock’ technology that provides a versatile locking configuration to secure a wider range of consignments than conventional trailers.