New connection strengthens HWG member Cuxport
Samskip starts second container service in Cuxhaven
The Samskip shipping company has started its second container service to and from Cuxhaven. This new weekly service providers calls to Hamburg and Cuxhaven, but also ports in Poland, Lithuania and Norway, including Gdansk and Oslo. The new route is serviced by the two sister ships “Samskip Commander” and “Samskip Challenger.”
Roland Schneider, Business Development Manager at Cuxport, has emphasized the great importance of the new connection for the port. “This way, we can strengthen our position as a short sea hub in the German North Sea. “ For Cuxport and the local offshore wind industry, the new connection provides better and more easily planned connections for overnight container service from Hamburg. There, Asia sourced oversized cargoes on open flatrack containers are discharged from intercontinental container lines and then transhipped to Cuxhaven destined for the wind industry in the German Offshore Industry Centre.
Michael van Maurik, Liner Manager at Samskip Multimodal, is also happy about the new connection: “In this way, we’ll be connecting quite diverse short sea markets with each other from Scandinavia to Germany and the Baltic States for the first time.”
On its way back from Norway, the service carries fish to Cuxhaven. In this way, the Samskip container service between Cuxhaven and Iceland and the Faroe Islands, which has existed for many years now, will be supplemented.