Samskip to transfer international operations to Rotterdam
Reykjavik, Iceland-based Samskip will in early 2007 transfer all of its international operations into a new building in Rotterdam’s Old Port area.
Samskip’s operations include short-sea container shipping and intermodal activities, reefer logistics, forwarding and transport services for bulk and conventional cargo.
Samskip’s Dutch intra-Europe shipping and intermodal subsidiary Geest North Sea Line, which recently merged with Seawheel, will join its parent company in the new facility.
“For the first time since we acquired Geest, Seawheel, Kloosterboer and Van Dieren Maritime, we will have all of our international activities under one roof. This will aid communication, coordination and interplay between the various activities of Samskip,” said Michael F. Hassing, Samskip’s chief executive officer.
The new office building is part of the new “DockWorks” project in Rotterdam’s Waalhaven area, a business park being created by OVG Project Development specifically to provide headquarters for international shipping companies.