SOL adds Finnish port of Pietarsaari/Jakobstad to the Zeebrugge route network
Swedish Orient Line announced that it will add the port of Pietarsaari/Jakobstad (Finland) to its liner network with one weekly call using its vessels Thuleland and Tundraland. The service will offer direct port calls to Lübeck (Germany), Zeebrugge (Belgium) and Tilbury (UK), the Port Authority said in its news release.
With its new route SOL supports BillerudKorsnäs export of paper products from its mill in Pietarsaari as well as other import and export cargo to the region. BillerudKorsnäs focuses on offering the packaging market sustainable materials and solutions that increase customers’ profitability while at the same time improving the overall environmental impact
“From the beginning of January next year SOL offers a weekly RoRo service between Pietarsaari/Jakobstad, Lübeck, Zeebrugge and Tilbury“, says Ragnar Johansson, Managing Director, Svenska Orient Linien AB. “The service will further strengthen our position as a main supplier of the Swedish and Finnish forest industry. SOL offers its customers since 2014 the best possible service between Finland and the continent. We remain committed to offer a reliable, frequent and fast transport service on these and all other SOL routes”, says Johansson.
“This new line is an important complement to our services and we look forward to support our new partners on this route” says Juha Hakala, Managing Director, Port of Pietarsaari/Jakobstad Ltd.