Samskip boosts Baltic Sea service network with Klaipeda addition

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Samskip is adding the port of Klaipeda to its Baltic Sea service network to increase service capacity.

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Rotterdam-based logistics giant Samskip is adding the port of Klaipeda to its Baltic Sea service network to increase service capacity.

“Friday March 1st marked the date when Samskip took the next step in its strategic Baltic Sea development by increasing service capacity and adding the port of Klaipeda to its network,” Samskip said in an announcement.

The extension of the service comes on the back of the launch of Samskip’s dedicated Baltic Sea shortsea service in November 2023.

As part of the move, the company is set to deploy two 803 TEU container vessels to increase capacity on the trade route. The fixed-day weekly sailing schedule will now include the Lithuanian port of Klaipeda, connecting the UK and the Netherlands with Finland and the Baltic States.

As part of this expansion, Samskip will relocate its UK port of call from Hull to the nearby Humber port of Immingham. The move aims to ensure schedule integrity and facilitate smoother connectivity with Samskip’s owned truck fleet in Immingham for “last mile” deliveries, the company explained.

Samskip added that the extended service is a response to the growing demand for a reliable shortsea service in Finland and the Baltic States, benfiting Lithuanian exporters.

“Service, reliability, and the continuous enhancement of our customers’ experience have been and will remain our focus in this corridor,” Johan van der Pijl, Samskip Regional Director – Baltic Sea, said.

“Fueled by the shortsea expertise in our DNA, our dedication to these values has driven Samskip to deliver market-leading reliability and customer experience since the kick-off of our Baltic Sea service last November. We are excited to extend these values to the Lithuanian market, offering a care-free and seamless door-to-door transport experience.”

Samskip vessels will depart from Klaipeda every Saturday morning and arrive in Immingham on Tuesday morning.

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