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Samskip to sail between Hull and Amsterdam

[ March 1, 2018   //   ]

Samskip is to add a new three times a week service between Amsterdam and Hull from mid-March. It departs the Netherlands port on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays, and will complement the operator’s  existing Rotterdam-Hull and Tilbury-Grangemouth routes.It follows the agreement between Samskip and TMA Logistics for vessel calls at the Holland Cargo Terminal, which features three 750m length intermodal rail tracks directly on the sea terminal , avoiding any transfer cost.
Trade director UK Richard Beales stated: “Along with local opportunities, the Port of Amsterdam is well suited for cost efficient multimodal connections to and from most parts of Europe. Samskip will build out further new connections to/from Amsterdam representing a significant extension in reach for the continental multimodal services of Samskip connecting the UK.”
He added that the multimodal concept can help reduce border control delays, as it is less subject to the increasing driver shortages we are seeing in the market”.
Samskip’s chief operating officer, Diederick Blom, added: “Port of Amsterdam and TMA Logistics have shown exceptional commitment to this new partnership, which brings a new dimension to Samskip’s sustainable transport solutions for all types of intermodal loads, including 45ft, reefer, flat rack, tank and bulk containers. Samskip will now offer eight sailings per week Rotterdam/Amsterdam to and from Hull. We have performance guarantees in place from the terminal operators proposing very fast turn times of vessels, trucks and rail.”

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