Grangemouth docks is new port of call for Samskip's Amsterdam-bound freighters
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This new weekly call into Grangemouth expands the vessel rotation on Samskip’s existing Amsterdam/Hull service, opening up wider coverage for customers and providing Samskip with additional capacity to meet increasing demand from the Scottish market.
The service offers an alternative to customers current supply chains with a regular additional call into mainland Europe each week.
It is expected there will be plenty of food and drink and paper and steel product cargo shipments taking advantage of the new service, which docks at Grangemouth every Thursday.
Samskip manager of sales and operatons Scott Montgomery said: “Customers have become accustomed to our reliability and the reach of our intermodal services
deep into continental Europe.
“As their businesses have grown, we’ve grown with them, increasing our capacity on a regular basis to meet their needs and working closely with the Port of Grangemouth to move Scottish business through a Scottish port.
“Now we take the next step, adding a second ship to improve our capacity, frequency and transit times to and from a number of key markets, in particular, Germany. We’re Brexit ready and our additional ship can help our customers make sure their supply chains are too.”
Derek Knox, Forth Ports’ senior manager at The Port of Grangemouth, welcomed the additional port of call.
He said: “It’s great news for Grangemouth and for the Scottish market that Samskip has chosen the port for this additional call on their growing short-sea European service.
“The Port of Grangemouth plays a key role in Scotland’s logistics and freight sector and this additional call will increase the frequency of vessels connecting to mainland Europe and provide an enhancement to the current offering from the Port to the Scottish Market.
“Grangemouth is Scotland’s key strategic freight hub with the country’s largest container port. Samskip’s customers will benefit from our efficient and fast turnaround times in addition to the many advantages that can be obtained from our key strategic location within Scotland.”