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A new container line connects the Port of Gothenburg with Iceland

    “Helgafell” is one of the Samskip vessels that might call at the Port of Gothenburg as the new traffic starts in April.

    Starting in April, Samskip will connect Gothenburg to Iceland. The new weekly service will sail from Gothenburg to Iceland before arriving in Rotterdam four days later.

    Samskip is a Dutch logistics company focusing on intra-European traffic using multiple modes of transport. Initially founded in Iceland in 1990, the company has its head office in Rotterdam. Since the 1990s, the company has experienced continuous growth in its network and serves 26 countries. 

    We are pleased that Samskip has chosen the Port of Gothenburg for its short-sea traffic in Iceland and the Faroe Islands, which also brings an additional connection to Rotterdam and Cuxhaven. 
    Jacob Minnhagen, Senior Market Development Manager at the Gothenburg Port Authority

    Samskip’s Gothenburg loop covers the following destinations weekly; Gothenburg-Aarhus-Runavik-Reykjavik-Grundartangi-Vestmannaeyjar-Runavik-Rotterdam-Cuxhaven-Gothenburg. The new container line, to strengthen the port’s growing liner network.

    “We look forward to offering our customers the extensive rail network from APM Terminals Gothenburg to the Swedish hinterland. Shipping in combination with rail is the most climate-efficient way to transport containers, and sustainability is one of the most important foundations in our business.
    Kenn Mellgren, Operations Manager at Samskip.

    The new call is a lifeline between Iceland and Sweden and represents the starting point for a competitive and sustainable short-sea offer from the largest container port in the Nordics to the continent.
    Brian Bitsch, Chief Commercial Officer at APM Terminals 

    -Customers now have access to a robust and sustainable intermodal network in Sweden and Norway, which makes Samskip’s total offering very attractive to the market,” says Jacob Minnhagen.