Containerships cuts the sea route short to Norway
Finnish Containerships has partnered up with Norwegian shipping company Viasea to introduce a new shortsea route between Norway, Poland and the Baltic countries.
Containerships has a strong presence in the Baltic sea and will add Norway into its operational sphere by co-operating with Viasea, which has mainly focused on connecting the UK and continental Europe with Norway.
The new service will be a fixed weekly schedule with end of the week sailings from Klaipeda in Lithuania and Gnydia in Poland, arriving in Oslo on Monday morning. The first sailing from Klaipeida will take place on 5 April.
“Opening a new service in Norway with a strong player like Viasea enables us to offer competitive solution to our customers right from the beginning and speeds up our growth,” says Kari-Pekka Laaksonen, CEO of Containerships.
Both companies focus on the shortsea market and the main purpose of the co-operation will be to develop services in new regions.
“By combining our strengths and existing networks, we can offer a new alternative for our customers, as well as open up for new opportunities” comments Morten Pettersen, managing director of Viasea.