Monday 24th Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager


Palletways, which specialises in express deliveries of small consignments of palletised freight, has unveiled its new dedicated distribution network which will serve the Benelux countries and parts of Germany and France. The new operation will provide manufacturers and other logistics providers in the region with a distribution solution to deliver their small consignments of freight to market faster and more cost effectively than ever before.

Icelandic shipping-to-logistics company Samskip is set to acquire full control of Dutch intermodal operator Geest North Sea Line in a deal that will create Europe’s largest intra-European intermodal/shortsea container shipping network. Including charter vessels, the combined operation will deploy a fleet of 20-plus vessels ranging in size from 200TEU to more than 900TEU.

The joint company will offer a network of shortsea services encompassing the Baltic Sea, the North Sea, Ireland and Iberia while, over Rotterdam, intermodal links will extend the new venture’s coverage to encompass most of mainland Europe.