P&O Ferrymasters has announced plans to add a fifth round service to the new freight rail link between Poznan and Rotterdam, which is expected to improve capacity along the line by almost 25%.

The increase in services is intended to address increasing customer demand and will see the addition of another train in both directions on Wednesdays, along with the usual four-day operations, which are operated by rail carrier LTE Netherlands.

The train service is operated in conjunction with Polish logistics company Erontrans and was initially launched four months ago.

It provides a connection between the CLIP terminal in Swarzedz-Poznan in Poland to Europoort in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

All cargoes delivered to Europoort are loaded onto P&O Ferries and subsequently transported to the UK.

“We are able to offer our customers a one-stop solution for exports to the lucrative markets of Britain and the Low Countries.”

P&O Ferrymasters trailer director Mark Timmermans said: “We have seen a sharp rise in interest from customers since the service launched in June and we have taken the decision effectively to increase capacity by 25%.

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“We are able to offer our customers a one-stop solution for exports to the lucrative markets of Britain and the Low Countries.

“Our service provides them with reliability, less risk and increased payloads at a price which is competitive with road haulage.”

Every freight train that operates on the line comprises 36 huckepack trailers with a capacity of 28t each.

The entire journey from Poznan to Rotterdam takes roughly 20 hours.

P&O Ferrymasters is a division of P&O Ferries that primarily provides logistics solutions. The company currently serves 20 strategic locations across Europe with a fleet of 4,000 trailers and containers.