The multimodal logistics provider has deployed the new 803 teu vessel Samskip Explorer to link Hull and Rotterdam with Aalborg in Denmark and Helsingborg and Varberg in Sweden, while the 550 teu Anna G will operate from Helsingborg to Ventspils and Klaipeda, with onward connections to inland destinations including Moscow. The new services, which began on February 22, will operate on a fixed-day port call basis.
Danish customers will be served via the direct call in Aalborg or, in the case of Zealand, via Helsingborg. Sweden and Norway will be served via Helsingborg’s extensive rail hub system and via Varberg. In cooperation with its subsidiary Van Dieren Maritime, Samskip offers road and rail transport from Ventspils to Moscow while its own trucking operation serves Moscow from Klaipeda.
“By combining our Swedish and Baltic routes into an improved sailing plan, we can offer faster and more reliable transport solutions to the market,” said Jens Holger Nielsen, CEO of Samskip Multimodal Container Logistics.