Thursday, December 22, 2016

New RoRo Service Accommodates Multimodal Freight Options

Latvian Service Viable for Both Trailers and Containers
Shipping News Feature
UK – BELGIUM – LATVIA – From January shippers will be able to utilise a new short sea freight service linking the three countries with Swedish Orient Line (SOL) vessels calling at Tilbury, Zeebrugge and Ventpils respectively. The unique RoRo service connecting Ventspils directly with the UK service will carry various multimodal freight types including trailers, shipper own containers and other rolling cargo as well as break-bulk cargo loaded on roll-trailers. John Good Shipping will be acting as general liner agent for SOL and Chairman Alan Platt commented:

“The opening of the new service to Latvia is the next exciting phase in SOL’s development plans to expand its liner services in the Baltic region and we very much look forward to making this service a huge. We are absolutely delighted to represent SOL in the UK, the rapid development of the existing Swedish and Finnish services are testimony to their long-term ambitions and growing reputation.”

For its part SOL says its presence in the Baltic sea region increases the service offering to all customers operating on these routes and demonstrates that the Swedish line remains committed to offering regular, reliable and fast transport services to its customers. With regular, direct services already connecting North Finland (Kemi & Oulu) with Germany, Benelux and the UK as well as services between West Sweden (Gothenburg), Benelux and the UK, Svenska Orient Linien AB Managing Director introduced the new service saying:

“From the end of January, SOL will offer a weekly RoRo service connecting Ventspils, Zeebrugge and Tilbury. The service will also add an additional cross-channel sailing between Tilbury and Zeebrugge in addition to our existing weekly service via our north Finland schedule.”