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P&O Ferrymasters is expanding its fleet with the addition of 25 new refrigerated trailers.

They will provide additional capacity for what the company describes as “a major new partnership with an international business”.

Thorsten Runge, MD of P&O Ferrymasters, said: “This major expansion in our reefer fleet is the latest example of our ongoing investment in new equipment, new sites and new capabilities, all of which are designed to help customers solve complex supply chain challenges.

“Working in partnership with our parent company, DP World, our aim is to use our global network to maintain and build flows at a time when international trade is going through change.

“The establishment of 24/7 operating enables us to deliver 70% of the business during night time hours and on weekends.

“This flexibility ensures rapid rotation speed and reliable passage of fresh, perishable produce throughout the United Kingdom, saving customers precious time, providing greater visibility on the status of goods and facilitating the creation of robust supply chains.”

P&O Ferrymasters is the logistics arm of P&O Ferries. It operates integrated road and rail links to countries across the continent including Italy, Poland, Germany, Spain and Romania and facilitates the onward movement of goods to Europe from Asian countries via the Silk Road.