28 Nov, 2018

Swedish Orient Line announced today that it will add the port of Pietarsaari/Jakobstad (Finland) to its liner network with one weekly call using its vessels Thuleland and Tundraland. The service will offer direct port calls to Lübeck (Germany), Zeebrugge (Belgium) and Tilbury (UK). With its new route SOL supports BillerudKorsnäs export of paper products from its mill in Pietarsaari as well as other import and export cargo to the region. BillerudKorsnäs focuses on offering the packaging market sustainable materials and solutions that increase customers’ profitability while at the same time improving the overall environmental impact

“From the beginning of January next year SOL offers a weekly RoRo service between Pietarsaari/Jakobstad, Lübeck, Zeebrugge and Tilbury“, says Ragnar Johansson, Managing Director, Svenska Orient Linien AB. “The service will further strengthen our position as a main supplier of the Swedish and Finnish forest industry. SOL offers its customers since 2014 the best possible service between Finland and the continent. We remain committed to offer a reliable, frequent and fast transport service on these and all other SOL routes”, says  Johansson.

“This new line is an important complement to our services and we look forward to support our new partners on this route” says Juha Hakala, Managing Director, Port of Pietarsaari/Jakobstad Ltd.

“The goal of Euroports Pietarsaari is to support the growth of our customers. These new calls  are creating a very  important part for the  customers growth
and we are looking  forward to give the best possible service  to  all  current and new customers on the route”, says Euroports Finland Managing Director Timo Lehtinen

The forest industry is a major part of SOL’s operation. Besides the transport of forest products to their destination - on time and undamaged-, SOL offers its clients also management services. The service can include logistical support, the overall responsibility for the customer’s shipping department or assistance in specific assignments where the client does not have the necessary expertise.

The company offers flexibility and opportunities for efficient transportation from Finland and Sweden to Europe and focuses on cost-efficient and flexible transport solutions for its clients. The new route shows that SOL will continually offer a convenient, frequent and fast transport services to its customers and will further increase its level of service on existing routes to the benefit of its customers.

Further information
Ragnar Johansson
Managing Director
Svenska Orient Linien AB
Klippan 1 A
SE-41451 Göteborg
Mobile: +46 767 755 969
Email: ragnar.johansson@sollines.se

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