Swedish Orient Line launches new container shuttle between Gothenburg and Lake Vänern
Swedish Orient Line, SOL, are widening their focus and ambitions by investigating the possibility of offering a whole new type of seagoing logistic network for inland transport whilst, at the same time, challenging the existing rail and road solutions in use today, the company said in its press release.
Swedish Orient Line are again forerunners in investigating potential new ways to expand the use of inland waterways to build a new competitive, environmentally friendly container shuttle between Gothenburg and Kristinehamn.
It would be the first inland waterway based solution and would mean something completely new for the transport and logistic market.
The business model is based upon frequency, precision and cargo capacity, two sailings per week in each direction are planned.
Initially it is planned that the service would ship from eastern Värmland (Möckeln area), western Örebro region and south Dalarna. Customers in the timber, wood, paper and mining industries are there with requirements for export of goods and local and national retailers have the need of capacity for the import of their goods.
As an Operator and Owner SOL offer a stable organisation within their present set-up which includes, Ro-Ro liner services, transport of Breakbulk and Project cargoes, Agency department and also have a Commercial and Technical Management portfolio.
The company has over the last 100 years been able to adjust and improve the services to their customers, this is based upon quality, flexibility short decision paths and entrepreneurial skills.