Samskip combines Swedish, Baltic services
Rotterdam-based Samskip Multimodal Container Logistics, part of Iceland's Samskip hf., is from Thursday combining its Swedish and Baltic container operations into two fixed-day weekly services.
The new 803-TEU newbuilding 'Samskip Explorer' will be deployed between Hull, the United Kingdom; Rotterdam, the Netherlands; Aalborg, Denmark; Helsingborg, and Varberg in Sweden; and then back to Hull.
The 550-TEU vessel 'Anna G' will ship cargo from Helsingborg to Ventspils in Latvia and Klaipeda, Lithuania.
Samskip, in cooperation with its fully owned subsidiary, Van Dieren Maritime, will offer road and rail connections from Ventspils to Moscow and from Klaipeda to Moscow via its own trucking operation, which it said will enable door-to-door transit times such as Hull to Moscow in 12 days and Rotterdam to Moscow in 11 days.
'By combining our Swedish and Baltic routes into an improved sailing plan, we can offer faster and more reliable transport solutions to the market. Samskip will reduce the number of port calls and sea miles, consequently further improving our environmental efficiency,' said Jens Holger Nielsen, chief executive officer of Samskip Multimodal Container Logistics.