Green Cargo and Containerships have launched a new service that links the ports of Helsingborg and Norvik (part of the Ports of Stockholm).
According to the parties, the new shuttle will spare the environment some 150kt of CO2 emissions per year versus a road alternative.
"If cargo owners are to move their European shipments from the roads to a multimodal form, the service needs to be robust, reliable and fast. This shuttle service improves our total door-to-door offering and provides higher capacity to meet demand. It was natural for us to select a rail solution in which Containerships will be a leading company in offering freight solutions that promote the climate transition. Our ships are transitioning to natural gas and biofuel and, on land, we use trains as much as we can. We welcome more Swedish cargo owners to join us in making a difference," Urban Williamsson, Short Sea Director, Containerships, commented.
Jonas Börjesson, Strategic Account Manager, Green Cargo, added, "We are proud to be a part of this customer's railway investment, the first of its kind in Sweden, in which a multimodal transportation company is gaining competitive advantage by strengthening its on-land competitiveness. The solution enables the customer to control cargo via their own network to the ports best suited to each export and import shipment."
Photo: Roy Hayward/Containerships