Freight News, Rail

Ferrymasters and Transmec join forces to Romania

[ September 23, 2014   //   ]

P&O Ferrymasters has joined forces with Transmec Group to launch an intermodal Belgium-Romania service with three departures per week each way by dedicated train.

Trains run between Zeebrugge (Belgium) and Curtici in Romania and collect and ship services are also offered in the UK, Ireland and elsewhere in Europe. Forward shipment by road to or from the Balkans, Turkey, Ukraine, Moldova and Bulgaria can also be arranged in Curtici, together with on-site import/export clearance, cross-docking and transhipment into secure warehousing and short-sea connections from Constanta and Varna to Black Sea countries.

Typical schedules are five to six days from UK to Romania and seven days to Istanbul.

Available units include 45’ palletwide high cube containers and 300 13.60m Huckepack trailers and reefer and all the main ADR/RID hazardous categories can be catered for.

The first train leaves Zeebrugge on 26 September, arriving in Curtici on September 28. The first Curtici departure is on October 1, arriving Zeebrugge on October 3.

P&O Ferrymasters assets director Wim Blomme commented the new service “offers an alternative to long-haul road transport that is not only commercially viable but also helps customers to meet crucial targets for reducing CO2 emissions.”

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