The following release was published by Samskip:
This new service is a direct reflection of Samskip’s central strategic focus on customer centricity. Valuing customer relationships, the service is in response to demand for reliable short-sea service in the Baltic Sea region.
Samskip’s new Baltic Sea service will directly link Latvia & Finland with the United Kingdom & the Netherlands with fast reliable transit times. The service achieves a 5-day transit time from Riga to Hull, and a 7-day transit time from Helsinki to Hull. Supporting the new route, Samskip will deploy 2 vessels.
Customers such as retailers in Finland will benefit from the reliable and short transit times of the route from Rotterdam to Helsinki with arrivals in Helsinki every Tuesday morning.
The reliability of the new service is achieved by its robust schedule design and focus on consistency. Samskip’s new Baltic service will deliver seamless integrated door-to-door service, supported by Samskip’s strong value proposition in the UK consisting of in-house customs clearance support, its Humber-based owned truck fleet and additional value-added services such as cross-docking for paper and timber products.