Monday, July 4, 2011

Samskip Expands Freight Shipping Capacity for Iberian Service

Increases Sailing Frequency on Portugal and North Spain Service
Shipping News Feature

NETHERLANDS/IBERIAN PENISULA – Netherlands-based Samskip Multimodal Container Logistics has announced that they are expanding their Portugal / North Spain service, which provides a connection between the Iberian Peninsula and the Port of Rotterdam in Northwest Europe.

Samskip has increased the frequency of its sailings from once a week to three and even four departures on certain routes – from the North of Europe to Lisbon, Leixões and Vigo and vice versa.

The new weekly schedules are:

- 2 departures to Lisbon and vice versa

- 4 departures to Leixões and vice versa

- 2 departures to Vigo and vice versa

In a statement the company said:

“With the improved sailing schedule Samskip is able to offer its customers a higher frequency, more capacity for 45ft, 40ft and 20ft equipment during peak seasons and more competitive transit times for calls to and from Lisbon, Leixões and Vigo.

“These improvements are focused around offering more competitive and sustainable alternatives for 45ft palletwide multimodal containers versus conventional 13.6m road trailers on the Portuguese and North Spanish markets.

“Samskip is convinced that the six vessel rotation is a great service improvement for existing as well as potential customers.”