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Rotterdam and Oslo Join Forces in Green Corridor Initiative with Samskip

    The City of Rotterdam and the City of Oslo have signed A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to create a new Green Corridor for short sea shipping served by Samskip’s next-generation zero-emission SeaShuttle vessels.

    The MOU Strengthens the longstanding relationship between two of Europe’s leading hub ports committed to accelerating the green transition in shortsea shipping and supports the debut of Samskip’s green hydrogen-fueled container ships.

    Samskip celebrates both the cooperative endeavors of this partnership and the positive results from the green transition efforts. We all must take responsibility for the future of our industry and planet and contribute to a cleaner and brighter future for everyone. We at Samskip continue to support such initiatives wholeheartedly. This signing brings us one step closer to the exciting launch of SeaShuttle. We look forward to continuing to nurture the relationship we have built between Rotterdam and Oslo.”

    Samskip Holding BV CEO Kari-Pekka Laaksonen

    From left to right: Port Director in Oslo, Ingvar Mathisen, Regional Director in Samskip for Norway and Sweden, Are Gråthen, City Council in Oslo, Rina Mariann Hansen, City Council in Rotterdam, Robert Simons, Port Director in Rotterdam, Boudewijn Siemons, and Samskip Holding BV CEO Kari-Pekka Laaksonen

    Both cities have invested in decarbonization initiatives as part of their commitments to advancing the maritime industry. As part of the largest multimodal network in Europe, Samskip has major terminals in both cities.
    Samskip´s next-generation zero-emission SeaShuttles will service the new green corridor. These vessels will be among the world’s first zero-emission shortsea container vessels to use green hydrogen as fuel. The operation will include weekly loops between Rotterdam and ports in the Oslofjord region, establishing end-to-end corridor services.

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    We are so proud to be a part of such a project. The agreement is a perfect example of companies and entities pulling together to accelerate greener logistics to help us achieve our ambitious decarbonization targets for the upcoming years. Our partners have similar objectives and goals to Samskip, and we are happy to work with hands-on contemporaries who help us make a real difference!

    Samskip Director, Business Development Magnús Salberg Óskarsson