Samskip finalist at the Global Freight Awards

14 July, 2016 – Samskip has been selected as a finalist in the Supply Chain Partnership category of the 2016 Global Freight Awards.

Progressing to the shortlist stage recognises the Supply Chain Partnership developed between Howdens, the UK’s leading supplier of fitted kitchens, appliances and joinery products, and multimodal service provider Samskip.

Samskip’s award entry describes the close collaboration that developed into a cost effective multimodal solution for Howden freight moves between the Continent and the UK. In particular, the entry focuses on the way multimodal’s flexibility and reliability were fully tested in 2015 when a complete shut down in Channel Tunnel Services coincided with Howdens’ extraordinary summer loading peak period. This solution has also brought net environmental gains. Last year, Howdens avoided around 292,000 kgs as CO2 emissions – equal to 10,620 trees – from equivalent road moves.

Celebrating its 20th anniversary, the Global Freight Awards is the highlight of the freight and logistics industry calendar; recognising and rewarding the best talent and achievements of the year. This year it will be staged at London’s Lancaster London Hotel on Thursday November 3.

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Note to editors:

Samskip operates one of Europe’s largest multimodal container logistics systems. The Samskip network has the flexibility to move containers door-to-door between over 30 countries from the United Kingdom and Ireland to Russia, Scandinavia, Poland, the Baltic States, Finland and Iceland in the north to Spain, Portugal, Italy, Austria, Greece, Hungary, Czech Republic and Slovakia in Southern and Central Europe.

Samskip offers a wide range of routing options, utilising road, rail, sea and inland waterways as appropriate to provide the best combination of rate and transit time to suit individual customer requirements and preferences. It has over 13,000 containers at its disposal, ranging from 20ft to 45ft pallet-wide high cube containers including reefers, curtain-siders and flat-racks.

For further information please contact:

Eva Rademaker-de Leeuw
Phone: +31 88 400 1174