Sunday, September 09, 2007

Samskip Doubles ScanBalt Presence

Samskip has doubled the frequency of its ScanBalt service, which links the United Kingdom and Benelux ports with Sweden, Russia and the Baltic.

The 366-TEU Ute S has been added to the service calling only at the Swedish port of Helsingborg (Friday), Hull (Sunday) in the United Kingdom and Rotterdam (Tuesday) in the Netherlands. The 803-TEU Samskip Explorer maintains its regular weekly schedule linking Helsingborg (Monday), Varberg (Tuesday), Hull (Thursday), Zeebrugge (Friday) and Rotterdam (Saturday).

In Rotterdam, Samskip offers connections to its European multimodal network while over Helsingborg, it has established links to the Baltic states and Russia Swedish shipping line Transatlantic European Services AB, which previously had the Ute S on charter, has entered into a space charter agreement with Samskip on the ScanBalt.

“We are now able to offer end of the week sailings from both Helsingborg and Rotterdam, allowing deliveries to customers in the U.K. and Sweden on Mondays. This makes us highly competitive with road trailer transit times," said Jens Holger Nielsen, chief executive officer of Samskip Multimodal Container Logistics.


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