Gothenburg-based shipping company Swedish Orient Line, SOL, is about to expand its departure frequency between Gothenburg and the Belgian port of Zeebrugge. The company’s vessels will now depart from Gothenburg seven times a week.
“We’ve seen an amazing increase in volumes during the past year and we’ve hit the ceiling in terms of capacity. To meet the increase in demand, we’re planning to expand our capability to ensure we can continue to offer our customers an efficient system with a first-rate level of service,” said Ragnar Johansson, Chief Executive of Swedish Orient Line.
To handle the additional departures, the company has brought a new vessel into service – Ark Forwarder. The 185-metre vessel will call at the Gothenburg Roro* Terminal. The first departure will be this Thursday. The voyage to Zeebrugge takes approximately 36 hours.
16 calls to and from Belgium each week
The Port of Gothenburg now offers five ro-ro services to Belgium with a total of 16 calls each week. Apart from SOL, the ro-ro companies CLdN and DFDS Seaways also operate services to Belgium – to Zeebrugge and Ghent respectively.