Operating in European shipping for over a hundred years, Swedish Orient Lines (SOL), the owner of SOL Continent Line brand, have a rich history and experience in many kinds of sea transport, but from the very beginning they have been concentrated on solutions for the forest enterprises.
From 2006, SOL is a part of Imperial Shipping/SOL Group, which specializes in five main areas (handled by its subsidiaries): logistics support for the forest industry (SOL North Europe Service), ship management (Admare), project & contract cargo handling (TransProCon), shipping agencies activity (SOL Agencies and Hansa Shipping) and liner services (SOL Continent Line, SOL Med Service, SOL Ahlmark Lines and Transatlantic Southern Africa Services).
SOL North Europe Service offers a management concept and co-operates with companies like Stora Enso (a pulp and paper manufacturer) in terms of fleet administration, positioning, repair and maintenance.
Admare supports technical operation, technical consultation, purchase management and inspections, quality assurance, insurance and IT solutions, etc.
Another group member, TransProCon, is a carrier of different types of project and contract cargo with ro-ro and lo-lo vessels, offering sea and land intermodal solutions as well.
Hansa Shipping is a liner agent for regular shipping lines in the breakbulk segment such as Chipolbrok and Normed Lines, whereas SOL Agencies co-operate with EuroAfrica and Pol Levant and concentrate mainly on Northern and Western Africa.
SOL Continent Line has a number of cost-effective transportation options with four routes connecting Finland and Sweden with Germany, Benelux and the UK with no fewer than 28 departures per week. Besides, the group offers connections between the Scandinavian/Baltic and the Mediterranean or South Africa regions through SOL Med Service, SOL Ahlmark Lines and TSA.
The administration of SOL and the subsidiaries is carried out under one roof in Klippan, Gothenburg. The short decision paths and comprehensive offer facilitates flexible attitude to customer needs.
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