Containerships and Green Cargo

SWEDEN: Multimodal logistics company Containerships has started its own shuttle train service between the port of Helsingborg and the Mälardalen region around Stockholm, to meet its requirement for more efficient transport, higher capacity and shorter lead times.

The service is being operated by Green Cargo as under a one-year contract. Jonas Börjesson, Strategic Account Manager at the freight operator, said it was the first service of its kind in Sweden, enabling Containerships able to route cargo to the ports best suited to each export and import shipment. The train will serve six Swedish terminals, transporting cargo from southern Europe and the UK.

Containerships' first train arrives at Norvik harbour

The companies have been collaborating on the rail transport of containers since 2012, and Containerships will continue to use Green Cargo’s intermodal services to Gävle, Göteborg, Södertälje, Norrköping, Eskilstuna and Stockholm.

‘If cargo owners are to move their European shipments from the roads to a multimodal form, the service needs to be robust, reliable and fast’, said Urban Williamsson, Short Sea Director at Containerships, when the services was launched on April 12. ‘This shuttle service improves our total door-to-door offering and provides higher capacity to meet demand.’

He reported that ‘our ships are transitioning to natural gas and biofuel, and on land we use trains as much as we can. We welcome more Swedish cargo owners to join us in making a difference.’