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Samskip goes it alone in Finland

[ July 15, 2021   //   ]

Samskip has established its own business entity in Finland, replacing an agency arrangement. The new organisation, based in Helsinki, will be led by country manager Atte Ingman (pictured below) who has 30 years of experience representing European and Asian shipowners, including establishing successful subsidiaries in Finland for shipping principals.

Regional director – Baltics and Russia at Samskip, Johan van der Pijl, said: ‘’Customers can now benefit from our extensive multimodal one-stop-shop services to the UK, Ireland, Italy as well as to the Benelux while reducing their carbon footprint as part of our integrated network of short-sea, rail, barge and truck solutions. In addition to opening our own office, we are making significant progress towards introducing our MySamskip Customer Portal to the Finnish market.”

Samskip Logistics director global forwarding, Martijn Tasma, added: ‘’Atte has strong links with regional shippers and, while the office set up is his immediate priority, there are also plans to make full use of the Samskip network of offices in surrounding Baltic States, including Germany, Poland and Russia,” added. “We need to be present wherever our customers need our services. By establishing a strong presence in Finland, Samskip will be offering a one-stop-shop solution for doing business with Finland, linking transport options in the Baltic Sea, across continental Europe, and beyond.

“Out of gauge and temperature-controlled loads offer special opportunities in this market and Samskip is fully geared up in terms of flexible tonnage and refrigerated capacity to take them. The value-added logistics solutions available through the wider group will also be fully deployed to support air freight, sea freight and rail freight services to and from Asia.”