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The shipping company, part of Samskip, will start calling with its LNG-powered multipurpose vessels to the Rotterdam-located terminal of SCA Logistics from 1 June.
The 14-day loop will be served by Kvitnos and Kvitbjorn, each of them offering 550 lane metres for wheeled cargo, space for 122 TEUs, as well as 1.5kt of reefer capacity in the lower holds. The two vessels are equipped with their own cranes.
The service will start in Eemshaven and then go to Rotterdam, Sandnes/Tananger, Bergen/Ålesund, Molde/Kristiansund/Trondheim, Bodø/Svolvær, Harstad, Tromsø/Hammerfest, Tromsø, Kristiansund, Ålesund, and Tananger.
"Nor Lines provides the only scheduled service offering RoRo capacity and heavy lift capacity to handle 80-ton loads that connects to ports north of Trondheim. We see major potential for growth in oil and gas project cargoes, breakbulk, and industrial rolling cargo loads whilst also extending Samskip's commercial containerized network directly to North Norway," Caesar Luikenaar, Samskip Trade Director Norway, said.
He added, "In terms of the seafood cluster Nor Lines will be serving the main reefer ports in the North West of Europe with the main liner service with the LNG vessels and then complemented with the reefer tonnage that Samskip is operating currently already in the Baltic sea. A more flexible approach will be taken to serve current and new ports better for seafood like Cuxhaven, Eemshaven and Velsen. This will allow Nor lines to take more advantage of the seasonal peaks but also create a better reach in the North of Norway able to serve most fish ports and factories."