P&O Ferrymasters has announced the opening of its first office in Istanbul, which will expand its pan-European logistics network. By doing so, customers in Western and Eastern Europe will be able to access markets in Central Asia and the Middle East via daily departures to and from Turkey, Iran, Iraq, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan.
“This strategic move will further strengthen P&O Ferrymasters’ capacity to deliver logistics solutions for customers in both Europe and Asia, utilising our unrivalled network of road, rail and ship assets. The world is getting more complex and we are at our best when we solve the most difficult logistical challenges for our customers,” said Herman Braam, director of freight management at P&O Ferrymasters.
“Many of our customers have moved their centres of production to Eastern Europe, delivering to internal local markets in the Balkans, Turkey, Iran, Georgia and Kazakhstan. We are focused on supporting these new trade lanes, first with road transportation solutions and in future with the introduction of Intermodal assets such as Huckepack trailers on our rail services,” he added.
Companies that work with P&O Ferrymasters are usually from sectors such as automotive, paper and packaging, chemicals, steel products and retail and consumer goods. The logistics provider specialises in delivering reliably and punctually and is also investing in green technologies to maximise the sustainability of its operations.
Ms. Duygu Can will be leading the new office in Istanbul together with a team of multilingual specialists who will provide local market knowledge and information.
P&O Ferrymasters is a leading pan-European provider of logistics solutions. The company serves 20 strategic locations in 12 countries across the continent, operating integrated road, rail and sea links via a fleet of 4,000 trailers and containers. P&O Ferrymasters also owns a rail terminal in the Romanian city of Oradea, which facilitates the onward movement of goods to Britain from Asian countries via the Silk Road.