Samskip adds air project expertise

Samskip is adding airfreight expertise to its project forwarding arm, bringing together expertise from its Bremen business and its dedicated air freight team at Schiphol airport. The one-stop-shop service includes coordinated plane and ship chartering by Samskip. Mostly associated with multimodal transport, Samskip has identified project cargoes as a strong opportunity for growth, following the launch of Samskip Air in May 2021. [+]

Samskip goes it alone in Finland

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 ... [+]

Samskip helps plant trees across Europe

Samskip has join the Ecobal initiative to plant new trees across Europe to offset carbon emissions.  The shortsea operator has reserved 50,000sq m of woodland in Poland, Italy and Spain that Ecobal will maintain and protect, while planting hundreds of new seedlings to encourage their regeneration, which Samskip will be ... [+]

Samskip takes to the air

Multimodal operator Samskip has created a dedicated air freight business, adding to its existing rail, road, shortsea and inland waterway offerings.Samskip Air will be based at Schiphol Airport, managed by Hans Blauw, who joins as airfreight manager after four years of running Fairways Group to support Aeroméxico and DHL Aviation. ... [+]

Clear blue water emerging between rail and sea for China traffic

Rail traffic between China and Europe has increased by 10-15% recently, says Rachelle Slingerland (pictured below), business development manager at shortsea and intermodal operator, Samskip Logistics. She says that capacity shortages and intense sea freight rate inflation are giving an extra push to rail, as a fresh crop of long ... [+]

New Samskip portal targets reefer shippers

Samskip Logistics has launched a mySamskipLogistics global forwarding customer portal aimed particularly at reefer and other specialised cargo shippers. It allows customers to make freight bookings online and access track and trace information with shipment status, references and comments available at any time, together with documents and invoices. Samskip Logistics director ... [+]

Samskip restores Amsterdam-Hull link

Multimodal operator Samskip has reintroduced direct links between Amsterdam and Hull ahead of finalised Brexit trade negotiations. The service will operate three times a week from 5 September between the TMA Terminal Amsterdam and ABP’s Queen Elizabeth Dock, Hull, augmenting the separate Rotterdam-UK routing. The Amsterdam-Hull link was suspended in March ... [+]

Samskip adds Tilbury-Portugal link

Shortsea shipping line Samskip has launched a new, direct weekly service between Portugal and the UK, introducing its own vessel operating between Tilbury, Lisbon, Leixões and Rotterdam. The chartered 1,000teu ship will sustain a UK-Portugal transit times of five days, while continuing to offer four-times weekly services from Rotterdam to Leixões ... [+]

The beers are on us, says Samskip

Shipping and logistics company Samskip Russia has launched airfreight services between Moscow, St Petersburg and worldwide destinations for time sensitive shipments. It follows the successful delivery of a first shipment of 10 kegs of craft beer from Moscow’s Zagovor Brewery to a beer festival in Leeds. Samskip Russia handled pick-up from the ... [+]

Intermodal is making inroads into trucking market, says Samskip

Pressures on the road haulage industry are already restricting road trailer operations and the effects could be exacerbated by Brexit, warns Andy Foulds, UK sales director at intermodal operator Samskip. Driver shortages are reducing the scope of over-the-road services in favour of services that use rail or short-sea shipping, he ... [+]

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