We are pleased to announce that we have successfully performed the first trials for our new intermodal rail service from Kaunas in Lithuania. Together with our partner LTG Cargo, we will offer rail service between the Kaunas Intermodal Terminal in Lithuania and our Samskip rail terminal in Duisburg 4 times a week.
02 May 2023 – The new service will be incorporated into our Baltic Sea trade services with a focus to-and-from the UK, Ireland, Norway as well as German Ruhr and the Benelux area. In addition, the new capacity allows us to make competitive connections to-and-from Kaunas, the industrial heart of the region as well as Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania.
From our terminal in Duisburg, we can connect directly to our Pan-European network. The high frequency of train service allows us to offer a market competitive door-to-door transit time of 9-10 days from Lithuania to the UK; a 4-day improvement compared to our previous service from Lithuania.
Samskip Regional Director – Baltic Sea, Johan van der Pijl, said: “At Samskip, Pioneering, Sustainability and Customer-Centricity are at the very core of our DNA. We are happy to combine these core values in the new intermodal service from Kaunas. We listened carefully to the requirements of our customers, and we are delighted to offer them the chance to competitively connect Lithuania with their core markets in Europe, while reducing their carbon emissions.”
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.