Saturday 10th Dec 2016 - Logistics Manager

Samskip and Pro-Log expand barge services

Samskip and Pro-Log are marking their ten-year partnership by adding a second vessel which will see its barge operations connecting Rotterdam and Duisburg double. The number of services will increase to six times weekly.

“Reliability is a cornerstone in the competitive case for multimodal transport, and nowhere is it more crucial than in the corridor between Rotterdam and Duisburg,” said Leo Osseweijer, Samskip general manager procurement & equipment control. “Over the last decade, Pro-Log has proved itself reliable day-in, day-out, as well as cost efficient and flexible enough to work with Samskip as a true partner always ready to consider the bigger picture.”

“Customers in the Ruhr depend on sustainable multimodal services to avoid congestion on the roads to and from the port of Rotterdam. To date, 2,876 trips have been completed.

“We calculate that choosing multimodal has meant that customers have saved 479,415 total kg in CO2 emissions in the past 10 years – equivalent of 17,433 trees.”