Samskip, Matrans collaborate on new Rotterdam terminal

Samskip, Matrans collaborate on new Rotterdam terminal

Samskip and Matrans Rotterdam Terminal have announced the launch of their new terminal and future hub in Rotterdam.

The terminal will serve as a central hub for Samskip’s and Matrans’ containerised and breakbulk transport operations.

Samskip aims to enhance control over vessel, rail, and barge operations, reducing bottlenecks and inefficiencies in its supply chain. By achieving comprehensive visibility and control over the entire value chain, the company plans to optimise planning and simplify operations, thus reducing costs and the time required for modal transitions.

The new hub will prioritise sustainable solutions for driving multimodal transport, including vehicle electrification, shore power, and solar power, all contributing to a reduced environmental impact.

Digital solutions will reportedly enhance transport and operational efficiency and reliability. Integrating IT systems across the supply chain will enable dynamic cargo prioritisation and improve operational flexibility, reinforcing Samskip’s and Matrans’ customer-centric approach.

READ: Samskip launches Spain-UK-Rotterdam shortsea service

Hans Vervat, Matrans Rotterdam Terminal owner said: “We feel proud to take this meaningful step towards the future with a terminal that is sustainable by design and that will serve as an integrated hub in Rotterdam. 

“This new terminal will greatly serve our current and future customers and protect the environment for years to come.”

Kari-Pekka Laaksonen, Samskip CEO said: “Our mission is to deliver reliable logistics solutions to support customers, their business and their ambitions.

“This project is aimed at doing just that, to serve our customers. The new initiative also shows our sincere commitment to sustainability placing it at the heart of our company to deliver our vision of making green logistics easy.”

In March 2024, Samskip and Cochin Shipyard Ltd. commenced building on their next-generation zero-emission shortsea container vessel, the Samskip SeaShuttle.

More recently, TECO 2030, in collaboration with BLOM Maritime and Samskip, received a grant for a pre-project to equip Samskip’s vessel Kvitnos with TECO 2030 fuel cells and hydrogen fuel.

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