Samskip offers new 'fast' Russian link


Netherlands-based Samskip Multimodal Container Logistics has launched a weekly express shortsea container service from Rotterdam to St Petersburg, via Stockholm.

In co-operation with SCA Transforest, the sailings are from Rotterdam’s Interforest Terminal, offering a fast three-day transit to Stockholm and five days to St Petersburg.

A Monday arrival at St Petersburg allows Samskip customers to start customs clearance procedures on arrival without experiencing weekend delay and possible storage costs.

To meet the Russian market requirements, the carrier offers 45ft pallet-wide high-cube containers capable of loading 33 euro pallets, besides the normal 20ft and 40ft dry cargo, high-cube, flat-rack and reefer equipment.