Samskip strengthens Baltic activities through acquisition

Sea Connect, based in Lithuania, will become part of Icelandic firm Samskip, which is expanding its activities in the Baltics. It expects freight volumes to particularly increase on the route to Russia via Rotterdam.

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Icelandic shipping firm Samskip has gained a stronger position in the Baltics through the acquisition of Sea Connect, which is based in Klaipeda, Lithuania.

The firm, which will be renamed Samskip Sea Connect after the acquisition, sails between Russia, Lithuania, Denmark, Germany and the Netherlands. It owns three 1A Ice Class container ships, which dock in Saint Petersburg and Rotterdam twice a week and Hamburg and Aarhus weekly, when there is sufficient demand.

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