Humber welcome for new Samskip service

Associated British Ports (ABP) port of Hull officially welcomed Samskip’s new weekly service from Riga, Helsinki and Rotterdam on 14 November. ABP regional director for the Humber, Simon Bird, said: “The new service will give existing and new customers the opportunity to connect directly with the UK as Hull is ideally located for the east west corridor and access to the Midlands and the North. “This major new trade link between northern ... [+]

Samskip launches link to Latvia and Finland

Samskip is launching a new direct short-sea service between Finland, Latvia, the UK and the Netherlands. The new route, operated by two ships, connects Rotterdam, Helsinki, Riga and Hull with a five-day transit time from Riga to Hull, and seven days from Helsinki to Hull. Door-to-door service will be offered, along with ... [+]

Samskip ships to link Netherlands-Norway green corridor

The cities of Rotterdam and have signed a memorandum of understanding for a Green Corridor, anticipating the launch of Samskip’s zero-emission short sea container ships. The cities’ two ports have also committed to accelerate green transition in shortsea shipping. Both have invested in decarbonisation initiatives as part of their commitments to the ... [+]

Sam’s gone to Iceland

Shortsea operator Samskip has launched a weekly service from the north-west Continent to Iceland. Port rotation is Gothenburg-Aarhus-Runavik-Reykjavik-Grundartangi-Vestmannaeyjar-Runavik-Rotterdam-Cuxhaven-Gothenburg. [+]

Samskip to operate green hydrogen ships

Short-sea operator Samskip has commissioned two hydrogen-fuelled vessels for its west European routes from Indian shipyard Cochin Shipyard. Once commissioned, they will be among the first zero emission short sea container vessels in the world using green hydrogen as fuel. Each is expected to achieve around 25,000 tons of CO2 ... [+]

Samskip adds rail option from Germany to Scandinavia

Intermodal carrier Samskip and Hector Rail have started a three-times weekly block train service connecting Duisburg and Rostock in response to requests for more multimodal capacity between Germany, Sweden and Finland.     The all-electric train links the Duisburg Hohenbudberg terminal and the Rostock Trimodal terminal where ro-ro connections are available. It opens ... [+]

Samskip cleans up its act

Samskip is using Value Maritime’s ‘Filtree’ gas cleaning to clean up the exhaust from its Samskip Innovator and Samskip Endeavour container vessels. A gas cleaning unit behind the funnel pumps recovered CO2 to a battery housed in containers carried on deck. For ships running on conventional marine fuels, the Filtree system ... [+]

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 ... [+]

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 ... [+]

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