Samskip adds Klaipeda to network

Samskip adds Klaipeda to network

Samskip has added the Port of Klaipeda to its network to increase service capacity in the Baltic Sea.

The extended service follows the establishment of Samskip’s dedicated Baltic Sea shortsea service in November 2023.

As part of the extended Baltic Sea service, Samskip will increase capacity by deploying two 803 TEU container vessels on the trade route and add the Lithuanian Port of Klaipeda to the fixed-day weekly sailing schedule which connects the UK and the Netherlands with Finland and the Baltic States.

In addition, the company will relocate its UK port of call from Hull to the neighbouring Humber Port of Immingham. This is expected to guarantee schedule integrity, allowing for smoother connectivity with Samskip’s owned truck fleet based in Immingham for last-mile deliveries.

Vessels will depart from Klaipeda every Saturday morning to arrive three days later in Immingham on 5 March.

READ: Samskip, Boluda Lines launch Spain-Ireland-UK service

Samskip Regional Director, Baltic Sea, Johan van der Pijl, said: “Service, reliability and the continuous enhancement of our customers’ experience have been and will remain our core values in this corridor.

“Fuelled by the shortsea expertise in our DNA, our dedication to these values has driven Samskip to deliver market-leading reliability and customer experience since the kick-off of our Baltic Sea service last November.

“We are excited to roll out these customer focused values to the Lithuanian market. Adding our own truck fleet based in Immingham, we are able offer customers a care-free and seamless door-to-door transport experience.”

Last summer, Rotterdam Shortsea Terminals (RST) and shipping company Samskip, in partnership with the Port of Rotterdam Authority, put into service a shore-based power installation.

More recently, Samskip and Cochin Shipyard Ltd. commenced building on their next-generation zero-emission shortsea container vessel, the Samskip SeaShuttle.

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