Samskip will be calling weekly at APM Terminals Gothenburg’s newly renovated quay.
The Icelandic shipping company will first make this call at the Port of Gothenburg, operated by APM Terminals, on 5 April, kicking off the service between Gothenburg and Europe.
The ship will then sail on to Aarhus, Runavik in the Faroe Islands, and on to Reykjavik before arriving in Rotterdam four days later.
“The new call to port not only offers a lifeline between Iceland and Sweden, but also marks the start of a competitive and sustainable short-sea offering from the Nordic region’s largest container port to the continent,” said Brian Bitsch, Commercial Manager at APM Terminals.
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Operations Manager at Samskip, Kenn Mellgren, said: “We look forward to being able to offer our customers the extensive rail network from APM Terminals Gothenburg to the Swedish hinterland… the combination of shipping and rail is by far the most climate-efficient way of transporting containers, and sustainability is one of the most important foundations in our business.”
This announcement comes more than a month after APM Terminals and the Municipality of Itajaí, Brazil, signed a Transitory Lease Agreement for the Port of Itajaí.