DP World and its P&O Ferrymasters subsidiary have completed their first common carrier agreement, integrating the two organisations global maritime and logistics services into a unified business proposition for customers. DP World acquired P&O Ferrymasters in February 2019 and they are now beginning a global rollout of carrier agreements, combining their respective multimodal networks to provide comprehensive service packages to customers.
The first of these agreements 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. This integrated offering is designed to solve complex logistics challenges for customers using combinations of DP World’s global maritime and logistics footprint, and P&O’s expanding pan-European network of warehouses and integrated road, rail and sea links.
P&O Ferrymasters and DP World claim they can reduce the number of handling stages for customers’ goods with the result that they get to their destinations faster. Customers will also benefit from having only one point of contact for the transport of their goods from origin to destination and from new digital services, such as the tracking of cargo flows through DP World Track and Trace.
Thorsten Runge, the Managing Director of P&O Ferrymasters, said: “Supply chains are becoming ever more global, crossing more borders and traversing more jurisdictions. The rollout of these exciting new agreements across the world means we can seamlessly access DP World’s global footprint of port facilities and logistics and maritime operations, to simplify the challenges our customers face when moving their goods between Europe and the rest of the world.”