New Baltic-North Sea-Faroe-Iceland loop
On 5 April 2023, the Dutch-Icelandic Samskip will start a new service, connecting the ports of Gothenburg, Aarhus, Runavík, Reykjavík, Grundartangi, Vestmannaeyjar, Rotterdam, and Cuxhaven.
"We are happy that this solution has come in to place and we see clear gains from calling at APM Terminals in Gothenburg. We look forward to being able to offer our customers the extensive rail network from APM Terminals Gothenburg to the Swedish hinterland. Shipping in combination with rail is by far the most climate-efficient way to transport containers, and sustainability is one of the most important foundations in our business," Kenn Mellgren, Operations Manager at Samskip, said.
Jacob Minnhagen, Senior Market Development Manager at the Gothenburg Port Authority, also commented, "We are very happy that Samskip has chosen the Port of Gothenburg for its short-sea traffic in Iceland and the Faroe Islands, which also brings an additional connection to Rotterdam and Cuxhaven. Customers now have access to a very strong and sustainable intermodal network in Sweden and Norway, which makes Samskip's total offer very attractive to the market."
Photo: Samskip/Port of Gothenburg