Swedish Orient Line announced today that it will open a new route between Ventpils (Latvia), Zeebrugge (Belgium) and Tilbury (UK).
As UK general liner agent for SOL, John Good Shipping will handle all aspects of the new service, including sales and marketing, in the UK.
“From the end of January, SOL will offer a weekly RoRo service connecting Ventspils, Zeebrugge and Tilbury. The service will also add an additional cross-channel sailing between Tilbury and Zeebrugge in addition to our existing weekly service via our north Finland schedule”, said Ragnar Johannson, Managing Director, Svenska Orient Linien AB.
This is a unique service connecting Ventspils directly with the UK. Cargo types accommodated on the new route include trailers, shipper own containers and other rolling cargo as well as break-bulk cargo loaded on rolltrailers.
“The opening of the new service to Latvia is the next exciting phase in SOL’s development plans to expand its liner services in the Baltic region and we very much look forward to making this service a huge success’” commented Alan Platt, Chairman of John Good Shipping. “We are absolutely delighted to represent SOL in the UK – the rapid development of the existing Swedish and Finnish services are testimony to their long-term ambitions and growing reputation.”
SOL’s presence in the Baltic sea region increases the service offering to all customers operating on these routes and demonstrates that SOL remains committed to offering regular, reliable and fast transport services to its customers.
SOL currently offers its customers regular, direct services connecting North Finland (Kemi & Oulu) with Germany, Benelux and the UK as well as services between West Sweden (Gothenburg), Benelux and the UK.