Samskip announces successful launch of dedicated shortsea service between Rotterdam, Oslofjord and the UK

We are pleased to announce the successful launch of our newest dedicated shortsea service between Rotterdam, Oslofjord and the UK.

19 March 2024 – This announcement comes after the successful departures of the first three vessels from Samskip’s Matrans Terminal, Rotterdam, en route to Norway, with all operations proceeding flawlessly. We attribute the seamless service thus far to the teamwork from all our partners and the continuous support from our esteemed customer base.

New Norway Oslofjord Service

The new service includes three port calls in Oslo, two port calls in Moss and one call per week in Kristiansand, Larvik, Fredrikstad and Brevik, offering our customers more options and flexibility from the daily arrivals and departures in the Greater Oslo area.

Samskip Head of Norway Trade – Paul Wielaard: “We are focusing on three main objectives this year. The further expansion of our already extensive network, to boost our services and support for our customers, and becoming an even more sustainable organization. We pride ourselves on the way we listen to our customers’ needs and market demands and remain agile in order to respond effectively. We understand the importance of being reliable, but to be a real partner, we also need to provide innovation in our logistics solutions. We are excited about the possibilities this new service brings to our customers and to this region.”


About Samskip

Samskip offers pan-European, environmentally responsible combined transport services via shortsea, road, rail and inland waterway routes. We are committed to cost-effectiveness, operational excellence and best practice in sustainable transport. High frequency services connect destinations across Europe, the Baltic States, Iceland and Faroes Island, both door-to-door (including collection) and quay-to-quay, transported using a wide range of owned vessels, containers, trucks and trailers.