A new ro-ro service to Sweden is to be launched on 24th January. North Sea Ro-Ro will link Killingholme on the Humber with Gothenburg.
The service will begin with three sailings per week in each direction and it will compete against DFDS.
“We are happy to be able to offer a competitive alternative to the existing service, at the same time as the capacity and frequency on the route is significantly expanded,” said Mårten Carlquist, chief executive of North Sea Ro-Ro.
One of the initiators of the new company is the transport and freight forwarder NTEX whose chief executive Thomas Ström said: “This is an important route for Swedish trade. To date there has been only one ro-ro service between Sweden and England.
“Our conclusion, after having been able to follow the preparatory work and studied the analysis made for North Sea Ro-Ro, is that the shipping company has very good potential to provide both increased competition in transport to and from England and enhanced dynamics in the market. Today we have a traffic volume on the route corresponding to 150 million SEK annually. It is natural for us to support the new shipping company so that the market can be developed further.”