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DP World and Ferrymasters offer port-centric solution

[ December 16, 2020   //   ]

P&O Ferrymasters and its parent company DP World have completed their first common carrier agreement, integrating their global maritime and logistics services into a ‘port centric’ proposition. It follows DP World’s acquisition of P&O Ferrymasters in February 2019 and marks the launch of a global rollout of similar agreements, to combine their multimodal networks, exploit and deploy their global operational coverage and provide comprehensive service packages.

The first agreement is between DP World India and P&O Ferrymasters and will provide customers with comprehensive ‘turnkey’ solutions to move their goods between India and Europe. It will offer combinations of DP World’s global maritime and logistics footprint, and P&O’s pan-European network of warehouses and integrated road, rail and sea links. 

The partners say this will reduce the number of handling stages for goods, getting them to their destinations faster while customers will need only one point of contact from origin to destination. New digital services, such as DP World Track and Trace will give greater visibility on the status of goods and help create more robust chains.

DP World’s chief operating officer for logistics and technology, Mike Bhaskaran, said: “Our mission is to ensure the smooth and efficient flow of our customers’ goods and resources across the world. These agreements will achieve this by integrating P&O Ferrymasters’ expansive European logistics network with DP World’s global web of trade enabling businesses, from ports and terminals, to industrial parks, logistics and economic zones, to maritime services.”

P&O Ferrymasters managing director, Thorsten Runge, added: By joining forces, two of the world’s foremost providers of logistics solutions can offer new comprehensive services with global reach to our customers and convey considerable benefits in speed, reliability, efficiency and transparency.”