Samskip launches service connecting Santander, Tilbury and Rotterdam


Furthermore, with the addition of a newly opened office in Bilbao, Samskip sets up to support its growth strategy in the Iberian Peninsula.

Samskip launches service connecting Santander, Tilbury and Rotterdam
Nederland, © Freek van Arkel / Hollandse Hoogte

Samskip today announced the launch of a shortsea container service connecting Santander, Tilbury and Rotterdam. The new service will start from Rotterdam on Tuesday, April 2nd, offering customers a weekly Spain-Tilbury-Rotterdam shortsea option.

Ólafur Orri Ólafsson, Head of Network Optimization & Iberia Trade, said: “This new service connecting Northern Spain to the London economic area and the logistics hub of Rotterdam will provide a significantly enhanced reliable service for our customers, compared to what exists today in the Bay of Biscay. Calling the new BMT Santander terminal, which is located inside the natural bay of the Port of Santander, gives us a great advantage along the notoriously stormy northern coast, as the terminal is protected and able to operate continuously – even with very high winds. At Samskip, we are working tirelessly to make sure our customers receive the highest level of service for their cargoes travelling in and out of the Iberian Peninsula.”

Javier Fontaneda, Country Customer Experience Manager, Samskip S.L., said: “With this new service, we as Samskip are expanding our Scope in the UK, being able to offer both East and West Coast service for our customers. At the same time, we offer a direct connection from Santander to Rotterdam and can use Rotterdam as a transhipment port to connect our services to the rest of Europe. This is another step forward towards our aim to give customers a better Door/Door service in the UK and Europe.”

Kari-Pekka Laaksonen, Samskip CEO, said: “Equally as important as our commitment to sustainable practices and innovation, is our commitment to customer satisfaction. This means we provide support that begins with a service they can rely on, and spans to professional support that reassures each customer that we are there every step of the way. We believe every shipment is a journey and every journey counts”.

Samskip launches service connecting Santander, Tilbury and Rotterdam
Credit: Samskip

Samskip is a Dutch company headquartered in Rotterdam, founded in Iceland, in 1990. Since then Samskip has consistently grown and extended its network in 35 countries.

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