P&O returning to container shipping
[Image from P&O Maritime Logistics press release]
P&O Maritime Logistics (part of the DP World group and headquartered in Dubai) ) has announced that it has entered the container carrying market following modification of one of its multi-carrying vessels (MCV).
Martin Helweg, CEO of P&O Maritime Logistics, said: “As global supply chains have been stretched in recent years, we are entering the container carrying market to help provide additional capacity in the lower-volume, higher-frequency routes. With five more vessels slated to enter the containerised market, we’ll soon be servicing niche trade lanes stretching from the Americas to Southeast Asia. We’ll be working closely with our parent company DP World in rolling out of containerised service, beginning with fellow DP World-owned company shortsea feeder service provider, Unifeeder.”
Unsurprisingly this has been picked up by some of the trade press as a return to container shipping for the P&O brand!
P&O brand makes container comeback - Splash 247.com
P&O Maritime Logistics modifies vessels to carry containers - Seatrade Maritime News
P&O Maritime Redeploying Shortsea Vessels to Container Service - The Maritime Executive