Samskip, Matrans launch new terminal

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Samskip and Matrans Rotterdam Terminal have launched a new “green” terminal in Rotterdam, enhancing control over vessel, rail, and barge operations.

Samskip and Matrans Rotterdam Terminal have announced the launch of their new terminal and future hub in Rotterdam.

Rotterdam, known as a key multimodal hub in Samskip’s network, has long been vital to its operations. The “green” terminal will serve as a central hub for Samskip and Matrans operations in containerised and breakbulk transport.

The new terminal will help Samskip achieve increased control over vessel, rail and barge operations, while Matrans continues operations for existing customers in breakbulk, containers and RoRo (non-ferrous metals, forest products, general cargo and project cargo).

The new hub will focus on sustainable solutions to drive multimodal transport, combined with electrification of vehicles, shore power and solar power, contributing to reduced environmental impact.

With headquarters in Rotterdam, Samskip offers pan-European multimodal transport services via shortsea, road, rail and inland waterway routes. Festing HF, an affiliate company of Samskip, primarily owning ports and warehouses, acquired 50% of the shares of current shareholders of Matrans Rotterdam Terminal.

Festing HF and Matrans are currently in the process of obtaining clearance from the Dutch Competition Authority (ACM) for this joint venture and will await ACM’s decision.

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