Every Friday ships of the Icelandic company Samskip will call at the Szczecin Quay in the Port of Gdansk. The operator launches a new regular container line to the ports of Denmark and Norway.
Ships will sail from Gdańsk to Oslo, Aarhus, Tananger, Bergen and Alesund, where Samskip has a refrigerated hub. Danish Aarhus is the place where the goods are transshipped for container service to Reykjavik, Iceland. On the route from Scandinavia to Poland, one of the stops will be Hamburg, from which the container ship will enter the Baltic Sea via the Kiel Canal.
Frozen fish will be transported to Gdańsk in the Samskip container ships. From Poland, the ships will take construction materials and consumer goods for export. The line also offers the possibility of handling oversized cargo in specialist containers.
We are pleased to offer our customers the first multimodal solution from the Baltic Sea to Norway. Norway is a very large country, where the cost of transport is often high. The maritime service from Gdańsk, under which Samskip makes door-to-door deliveries, is an alternative to road transport because of the transport time, favourable cost structure and lower environmental impact. We hope that the service will help in the expansion of Polish exporters in Norway,” said Filip Chajęcki, managing director of Samskip in Poland.
Samskip originates from Iceland, but its headquarters is in Rotterdam. The company carries out transportation from Poland on commercial lines to Iceland, Faroe Islands, Norway and Denmark.