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Additional 200 Schmitz Cargobull semi-trailers for P&O Ferrymasters - partnership for even greater customer benefits
Whether by road, rail or sea – P&O Ferrymasters puts its faith in the expertise and experience of the market leader. All semi-trailers will be equipped with the Schmitz Cargobull TrailerConnect trailer telematics system.

Horstmar, 10th May 2017 - P&O Ferrymasters, one of the leading European providers of customised transport and logistics services, is once again concluding a delivery contract for a further 200 Schmitz Cargobull semi-trailers. They are once again fully equipped with the company’s own TrailerConnect telematics system supplied by Schmitz Cargobull Telematics. The 1,111th semi-trailer has now rolled off the assembly line equipped with the trailer telematics system supplied by the European market leader. Of the 200 semi-trailers now ordered, 75 are configured and equipped as COIL versions and 125 as Universal semi-trailers. All are intended for combined transport (road/rail/sea).

Specialising in the creation and supply of innovative and flexible supply chain solutions, P&O Ferrymasters focuses particularly on providing added value to end customers. P&O Ferrymasters operates its trailers in various transport segments, such as steel, automotive, chemicals, consumer goods, paper and recycling. In addition to road and multimodal use, the logistics company puts its faith in the movement of trailers by sea. As the P&O Ferrymasters trailers are primarily pulled by sub-contractors, the Europe-wide operating logistics company is especially interested in obtaining transparency about its semi-trailers and their loads, regardless of the semi-trailer tractor, by means of a high-performance trailer telematics system. For this reason, the entire fleet has been equipped with Schmitz Cargobull’s TrailerConnect telematics system within the last two years.

Our primary concern is to support our customers in their daily work, ­and to continue to consolidate our high customer loyalty over a number of years. Our focus is therefore on even greater improved efficiency in the planning and capacity utilisation of our fleet,” says Bas Belder, Managing Director, P&O Ferrymasters.

P&O Ferrymasters and Schmitz Cargobull have had a strong partnership for many years. P&O Ferrymasters will acquire durable and flexible tarpaulin semi-trailers from the Schmitz Cargobull S.CS curtainsider semi-trailer product range. All are fitted with special ferry equipment and various load securing components.

“It is important for us to be able to offer our customers the best semi-trailers with the most efficient equipment, which enhances their work with the most innovative technical telematics solutions and associated services,” explains Boris Billich, Sales Director with Schmitz Cargobull.

Schmitz Cargobull offers an innovative overall package with customised trailers and comprehensive trailer-related services, which provide the customer with both dependability and information throughout the entire useful life of the trailer, and which is why the company has become P&O Ferrymasters' partner for efficiency.

About P&O Ferrymasters:

The P&O Ferrymasters own-assets fleet is one of Europe’s largest with some 4,000 trailers and containers.  Part of the Dubai World group, the company is a leading specialist in tailor-made transport, logistics and supply chain solutions, operating from more than 20 strategic locations in 12 European countries.

About Schmitz Cargobull AG:

With an annual production of some 56,000* trailers and around 5,500* employees, Schmitz Cargobull AG is Europe's leading manufacturer of semi-trailers, truck bodies and trailers for temperature-controlled freight, general cargo and bulk goods. The company achieved sales of approximately €2.0* billion in the 2016/2017 business year. As a pioneer in the industry, the German company developed a comprehensive brand strategy early on and has consistently established high quality standards at all levels: from research, development and production to specialist services such as consulting, trailer telematics, financing, spare parts and used trailers.

*Provisional figures based on the 2016/2017 business year