P&O Ferrymasters names new director in trailer growth drive

Pan-European logistics provider P&O Ferrymasters has promoted Trailer Operations General Manager Mark Timmermans to the company board with effect from 1 February in the newly created post of Trailer Director.

The new role is designed to strengthen major growth plans by the company's Assets Division, where Intermodal Director Wim Blomme was previously responsible for both container and trailer own-fleet operations. He will now focus on the division's rapidly expanding intermodal activity.

Meanwhile Timmermans, 34, will take charge of developing trailer business across Europe. In addition to building further share in established West European markets, he has been tasked with driving growth in emerging markets – notably by utilising rail solutions into Italy and Eastern Europe.

Based in Europoort, he joined the company in 2006 and has a master's degree in supply chain management.

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