The shipping company Samskip’s vessel Helgafell moored at APM Terminal’s short-sea terminal in the Port of Gothenburg for the first time in early April.
From now on the traffic will call at the terminal every week and then sail on to Faroese Runavik and Reykjavik in Iceland, arriving in Rotterdam four days later.
The service is an important supply channel for Iceland, where everything from vehicles to consumer goods such as electronics, food, clothing, medicine, and furniture is imported via Samskip.
The export will mainly consist of fish and fish products, which make up about 40 percent of the value of Iceland’s merchandise exports, as well as other important Icelandic export goods such as aluminum and ferrosilicon.
Samskip is a Dutch logistics company with a focus on intra-European traffic within multiple modes of transport.
The company’s head office is located in Rotterdam, but was originally founded in Iceland in 1990. Since then, the business has grown continuously with a network that now spans 26 countries.
For Iceland, Samskip account for the transport of approximately 40 percent of the country’s total foreign trade.
With the new container line, additional direct destinations can be added to the port’s growing liner network, strengthening the Port of Gothenburg’s role as the guarantor of Swedish industry’s access to the world.