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  • 2017 May 5 15:02

    Swedish Orient Lines Gothenburg-Zeebrugge cargo volume increases by 98 per cent in the first quarter 2017

    The cargo volume on the Swedish Orient Lines Gothenburg-Zeebrugge route has increased with 98 per cent in the first quarter 2017 compared to the same period last year. The increased demand is met with larger vessels and increased sailing frequency, the company said in its press release.

    Due to the increased demand, SOL offers seven sailings per week in each direction.

    The cargo volume on the Swedish Orient Lines (SOL) Gothenburg-Zeebrugge route has increased with 98 per cent in the first quarter 2017 compared to the same period last year.

    Due to the high growth and demand of cargo on this route, the shipping line has significantly increased the capacity and sailing frequency to seven sailings per week in each direction. During the peak periods the company has offered two more additional sailings per week to serve their customer’s needs.

    The connection between Gothenburg and Zeebrugge was added to SOL’s network in November 2014 as the result of a cooperation with Stora Enso. Three vessels with a capacity of 2.600 lane metres each make the crossing in approximately 34 hours. All sailings are calling PSA Wielingendok in Zeebrugge and the RoRo Terminal in Gothenburg.

    Belgium is Sweden’s eighth largest export market with annual exports worth around 50 billion kronor, mainly engineering products, machinery and bearings. Many Swedish goods that are exported are transloaded in Belgium for onward movement to other markets. Imports from Belgium comprise foodstuffs, vehicles and components for Swedish industry.

    Apart from SOL, the ro-ro companies CLdN and DFDS Seaways also operate services to Belgium – to Zeebrugge and Ghent respectively.


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