The Lund-based First Row Shipping & Logistics has kicked off a container rail service that connects Umeå's brand-new rail terminal with APM Terminals Gothenburg.
The train set, which runs once per week in both directions, offers 68 containers of capacity.
First Row Shipping & Logistics expects to add more round trips after the summer of 2022.
"We see a huge need for this shuttle and we have found goods flows that we barely knew existed that want to utilize it. The fantastic thing about Umeå in particular is that the goods is so diversified, with many players creating a broad mix of, above all, industrial exports," Nikolas Rowland, CEO of First Row Shipping & Logistics, highlighted.
The company's first container shuttle, the 1,400 km long Gothenburg-Piteå route, has grown over the months from one to three weekly departures.
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