The Malmö-Travemünde RoRo line is a logistics artery which connects Malmö with the continent. This classic route has been serviced for many years by Finnlines – the leading RoRo shipping company in Northern Europe.
”We have daily departures with three ships between Malmö and Travemünde. It means that we operate this route 38 times every week“, reports Finnlines’ line manager Antonio Raimo.
The flow of goods via Finnlines comprises everything from consumer products and food to chemicals, paper and spare parts. For the majority of customers it is flexibility and short lead times that are most important.
”The frequency of services is also one of our major competitive advantages. Both drivers and hauliers value frequent departures as it facilitates their planning,” Antonio Raimo observes. “Another strength is the capacity, which is larger than anyone else can offer.”
”Moreover, Finnlines is good at rapidly adapting its ship capacity when demand changes,” says Johan Ullenby, MD/COO CMP Norra Hamnen. “Another strength is the precision of the RoRo traffic, which males it a reliable logistics flow.”
Volume growth has been positive in the past year. On the freight side, it is trailer handling that has increased most – an intermodal logistics service where freight is transported by rail and lorry.
”Thus far been we have been most successful in attracting freight from the western part of Germany,” Antonio Raimo reports. “We are now focusing on tying in more freight volumes from the central and eastern parts of Germany too.”
At the same time, the passenger traffic between Malmö and Travemünde has increased substantially. It has trebled in the last five years.
”The passenger traffic is an important complement to the freight handling. Particularly as the flows of tourists increase in times when freight traffic is lower,” Antonio Raimo says.
Finnlines has made major investments in cabins, restaurants and shops on board. During 2018 a further one million euros is going to be invested in increasing comfort. Over the years environmental investments have also been made in the ships, for example, in scrubbers which purify emissions.
Finnlines’ terminals are located in Norra Hamnen in Malmö. The collaboration with CMP is well developed.
”Our collaboration with Finnlines is based on us providing a well-adapted infrastructure and the right handling services. We therefore work closely with each other in order to address needs and demands,“ Johan Ullenby says.
Antonio Raimo emphasises that CMP’s investments in Norra Hamnen have benefitted Finnlines.
”The area is well linked with the surrounding road and rail network and 500,000 square metres in size. Overall, it is an effective facility with large areas for storage and handling of freight,” he says.
A joint aim is to market the rail traffic via Norra Hamnen even more extensively. In line with intermodality increasing in importance, opportunities are being created for a logistics hub like CMP has.
During 2018, CMP and Finnlines will also be launching a project to simplify the flow of business information between the companies. The aim is to reduce the need for manual handling and monitoring.
”Digitalisation is an important issue for the future, and it is important to be one step ahead of the competition. For example through increasing automation in a way that cuts lead- and waiting times at our terminals,” Antonio Raimo concludes.
Daily departures with three vessels between Malmö and Travemünde, explains Antonio Raimo, Line Manager Finnlines.
Finnlines is expanding and developing, in relation to both freight- and passenger traffic. Sights are now set on increasing the intermodal flows of goods – and on automating more of the handling.
PHOTO: Johan Ramberg
Johan Ullenby, MD/COO CMP Norra Hamnen.
Finnlines expanding with both passengers and freight
# 1 2018
Finnlines continuing to grow
The RoRo line Malmö-Travemünde is a logistics artery to the continent. It is operated by Finnlines, which is expanding within freight and passenger traffic. New initiatives are now awaited. Read more
WMU ensuring skills for shipping
WMU is global shipping’s own university. The education contributes to safer, more secure and more effective shipping in clean seas. CMP supports WMU’s activities in various ways. Read more
CMP hub for UECC
UECC has made CMP its hub for its handling construction machinery and other heavy vehicles in Scandinavia. The ships are powered by natural gas for more environmentally friendly transportation. Read more
Milestone in the metro project
Another milestone has been passed in the metro project in Copenhagen, where we have played a key role. Two tunnel drilling machines have been loaded at CMP in what was the heaviest lift ever. Read more
Opportunities with blockchain
Blockchain involves sharing and distributing digital information securely. The technology opens up exciting opportunities – within shipping too. Read more
Focus on noise in Neptunes
Neptunes is a collaborative project between CMP and a number of other ports. The aim is to produce a standard for noise measurement and classification from which the entire industry can derive benefit. Read more
Cruise premiere in Visby
It will soon be the premiere for cruises in Visby. CMP’s ultramodern terminal will be inaugurated at the end of April. There will be 90 arrivals during the 2018 season, which will increase the flow of tourists to Gotland. Read more
Green Cargo expanding
shuttle rail service
Green Cargo is increasing the number of train departures in the popular direct line between Sweden and Belgium. CMP is a part of this environmentally friendly transport chain in North Harbour in Malmö. Read more
IN THIS ISSUE
Technological developments producing exciting opportunities.
There will be a paradigm shift in the future in the way of collaborating online, and the maritime sector, which is currently both analogue and global, can derive major benefit from it.
”It can change everything,” says Deanna MacDonald, CEO of the company, BLOC, which is behind several pilot tests with blockchain in the maritime sector.
The blockchain concept is best known as the system behind the cryptocurrency, Bitcoin, but the true value is only now being investigated. There is enormous potential, and blockchain is rapidly becoming widespread outside the purely financial sector.
It is all about establishing partnerships based on trust so that you can become part of a network, where everybody can view all data in an open system.
”Instead of using blockchain as a tool for speculation, we should be focused on understanding and using the voluntary bottom-up model to create decentralised technology and practice. It depends on whether we are good enough to combine the physical and digital worlds, and to decentralise confidence in our infrastructure and systems, so that we can trade without intermediaries and without a central server.”
Blockchain as bridge builderDeanna MacDonald believes that as a largely analogue and global industry, shipping can benefit from using blockchain as a bridge builder between physical and digital. Blockchain functions like an open, global database, which can be viewed as a distributed cash book, combined with use of encrypted logarithms, which registers transactions in a secure way. Blockchain has the potential to change many procedures in international trade, e.g. transactions relating to transfer of letters of credit and bills of lading.
“Blockchain also gives the ports a really excellent opportunity to be involved in changing the global shipping industry. We have been working on a project with the port in Singapore, and it could be interesting to link the ports in Europe to those in Asia, and see the benefits that could come from a common blockchain. Other ports, which could be interested in being involved in a pilot project are CMP and Rotterdam,” Deanna MacDonald says.
Presentation at GTS & Shipping 2030In 2017 BLOC worked on a Maritime Feasibility Study together with the Danish Maritime Fond. The aim of the collaboration was to investigate the prospects for realistic use of blockchain in shipping, and who would support it, as well as the opportunities for establishing a Global Blockchain Hub for the maritime industry in Copenhagen.
BLOC presented the results of the study at GST & Shipping 2030 in Copenhagen, 22-23 March, where a new partner in the hub collaboration was also introduced.
Blockchain to become
part of the shipping world
”With blockchain, the ports also have a really excellent opportunity to be involved in changing the global shipping industry”, Deanna MacDonald says.
There is considerable market demand for international rail shuttle services.
Green Cargo and the Belgium firm, Lineas, have increased the number of train departures on the popular direct route, Belgium Direct, between Sweden and Belgium for existing and new customers. On January 12, the fourth shuttle started between the countries and volumes on the trains is increasing.
“We are creating an even better product by increasing the number of departures in both directions. With four departures per week, we have increased availability and capacity, which facilitates customers’ freight planning. Customers gain faster shipments and shorter wagon turnaround times, which also increases the system’s efficiency,” says Lennart Johansson, Business Development Manager at Green Cargo.
Belgium Direct started on October 20, 2016 and is not only the fastest transportation alternative for wagon loads and intermodal units between Scandinavia and Belgium — it is also a more reliable and environmentally friendly alternative. It doesn’t just reduce road congestion, it also reduces carbon dioxide emissions by 70% compared with road transportation over the same distance.
“I am very happy with the positive development of the Belgium Direct. Together with Green Cargo, we want to ensure a stronger corridor between Sweden and Belgium. We see a specific and increasing interest from customers in the chemical sector, intermodal players, paper & wood, automotive. For Lineas, this product is part of our Green Xpress Network that we keep on growing in order to realize the modal shift towards rail. Thanks to the Belgium Direct, we can also offer other direct destinations to Swedish customers, for instance in France, the Netherlands and Spain, says Sam Bruynseels, CCO Lineas.
To ensure a rewarding partnership, both companies are contributing their unique expertise and experience in international shipments, and in customer groups in the Nordic region and the rest of Europe.
On April 5, 2017, Green Cargo changed terminal for the direct route to Norra Hamnen in Malmö, thus providing customers with even more generous hand-in and pick-up times for more efficient shipments. Norra Hamnen will provide increased service levels with a broader coverage, favorable transit times and smooth handling using CMP as a hub.
“We are very positive to this increase in the number of departures in Belgium Direct and we look forward to continuing this productive partnership with Lineas and Green Cargo. We always aim to ensure we enable our customers’ growth possibilities and meet their needs for flexibility and good service, which this development is a good example of. We are proud to be part of this environmentally friendly transportation chain in Norra Hamnen in Malmö,” says Ann-Charlotte Halldén Åkeson, Key Account Manager at CMP.
The popular shuttle rail service Belgium Direct is increasing its number of departures. CMP is a part of this environmentally friendly transport chain via North Harbour, where both accessibility and capacity have now been improved.
Green Cargo and Lineas responsive
PHOTO: Dennis Rosenfeldt
Two tunnel drilling machines from Metro City Circle Line were dismantled and loaded with the heaviest single lift ever over a quay at CMP.
The construction of the Metro represents a major improvement within public transport in Copenhagen, and the latest stage in the project, Metro City Circle Line, is approaching completion. CMP has played an important role in the construction of the main circle line, and a new milestone was reached when two tunnel drilling machines were loaded in CMP’s terminal once their work was completed.
”We are proud of having participated in the logistics surrounding the biggest construction project in Copenhagen in recent times,” says Henrik Poulsen, Port & Terminal Operations Logistic Sales Manager.
The heaviest liftCMP has recently loaded the last two drilling machines, which were divided into smaller elements after their work was completed. The operation was a collaboration between CMP, Ocean 7 and Skaks Special Transport.
”The lift at the storage yard and transport to the quay was performed with a jack up low loader from Skaks Special Transport, and CMP’s Tugmasters on Mafi trailers, supported by our 28 tonne fork-lift trucks. The lift from the quay to the ship was performed with the ship’s own cranes. One of the elements weighed 140 tonnes, and was thus the heaviest single lift ever over a quay in CMP’s history.
Short transport routeUp to the start of drilling in 2011, a total of four tunnel drilling machines were collected in a open warehouse at CMP’s terminal before commencing their work, but other elements for the project have also benefitted from the short transport route from the terminal to the construction site in the centre of Copenhagen.
”Besides import of tunnel drilling machines with an overall weight of 1,800 tonnes, we have imported and stored 22,000 concrete rings to line the tunnel with an overall weight of 374,000 tonnes, and we have imported and prepared 150 sets of escalators for the stations,” Henrik Poulsen says.
Successful logistics project reaches a new milestone
A logistics assignment is completed: The parts from the two drilling machines were lifted from the quay up on the ship.
Neptunes is the project that is getting to grips with the noise issue.
CMP and a number of other ports are behind the collaboration. The aim is to produce a standard for measurement and classification from which the entire industry can benefit – and which will reduce noise in the long-term!
Neptunes is the project that is getting to grips with noise generated by ships. CMP and a number of other ports have joined together to produce a standard for measurement and classification of noise, from which the entire industry can derive benefit.
It is now two years since CMP and some fifteen other ports joined together in the Neptunes project. The collaboration will pave the way for more effective management of ship-generated noise, which is frequently an environmental problem in ports throughout the world.
”This issue is increasing in importance now that cities and their ports are getting ever closer to each other,” says CMP’s environmental manager Petra König. ”Noise is not a particularly major problem for CMP, however, Neptunes will enable us to share experiences from other ports and be proactive in an issue that is growing in importance.”
Petra König emphasises that the port operators do not have control over ship-generated noise, which primarily arises from engines, pumps, fans and ventilation systems. At the same time, the ports want to participate in finding effective solutions and have consequently decided to institute a joint initiative.
”The idea is that the solutions produced via Neptunes will subsequently be handed over to shipping companies, authorities or other recipients, to take responsibility for the practical implementation. It can thus be said that we are contributing to shortening the take-off period for new measures.”
So far the project has focused on surveying the noise problem and producing a common standard for how measurements are conducted. A proposal has now been produced and around 25 noise measurements will be taken on ships in various ports in 2018.
”Based on the surveys and measurements, we then want to create a model for classification, i.e. a way to ”label” ships depending on how much noise they make,” Petra König says.
In the future, a model such as this could enable visiting ship to notify the port office of which noise classification they have. This would influence where in the port the ship could dock and which side should face towards the city centre. The idea is also that better noise measurement and new classifications would also enable shipyards and shipping companies to invest in technical improvements to reduce noise from ships.
”Neptunes will now continue to measure noise, analyse the results and produce a model for classification of ships. It will probably not be until 2020 before our final proposals are presented,” Petra König says.
Neptunes will reduce noise
”WMU ensures access to qualified and well-educated experts within shipping. Since starting in 1983 we have educated some 4,700 students from 167 countries,” Professor Daniel Seong-Hyeok Moon reports.
Global shipping has its own university in Malmö: the World Maritime University (WMU), which has educated thousands of students over the years. Many of them now hold key positions in the maritime sector throughout the world. CMP supports WMU’s activities in various ways.
It was in 1983 that the World Maritime University (WMU) was established, putting Malmö on the global maritime map. The aim of the education is to contribute to safer, more secure and more effective shipping in clean seas. The International Maritime Organization (IMO), a specialized UN agency for shipping and the maritime sector is behind the operation.
”When the WMU was set up, the aim was to ensure access to qualified, well-educated experts within shipping, primarily from the developing countries, including from Africa, Asia and Latin America,” relates Professor Daniel Seong-Hyeok Moon, a former Master Mariner, Associate Academic Dean and Heads of Port Management (PM) and Shipping Management & Logistics (SML) within WMU.
”Since starting, we have educated some 4,700 students from 167 countries,” Dr. Moon continues. “Many of them now occupy leading positions in the marine sector all over the world. Our former students include ministers, CEOs in transport- and logistics companies, educational experts and heads of industry- and interest organisations in a range of countries.”
WMU educates over one hundred students every year. They can choose between seven programmes, for example, Port Management (PM), Maritime Education & Training (MET), Ocean Sustainability, Governance & Management (OSGM) and Shipping Management & Logistics (SML).
”Our latest addition is the Ocean Research Institute which was established during 2018. This was enabled through a donation from the Japanese Nippon Foundation. The focus for the work at the Institute includes the sustainability development goals formulated by the UN for the maritime sector,” he says.
The programmes extend over three terms and last for 14 months. A common foundation course is then followed by specialised studies for the other two terms. Theory is interspersed with practice and there is a clear connection with CMP, which has been supporting WMU’s academic activities for many years.
”Every year CMP offers our students a tailored programme of seminars, extending over five days, “Professor Moon says.
2018’s programme was completed in mid-March. Ten or so of CMP’s employees lectured on different subjects, including environmental issues, RoRo operations, wet- and dry bulk, as well as Container Terminal Management. Besides lectures and seminars, the programme also included on-site study visits: to CMP’s car terminals in Malmö and to the cruise terminals in Copenhagen. From time to time, CMP has also sponsored various research initiatives within WMU. Over the years several students have also chosen to do their degree projects at CMP.
”The collaboration between WMU and CMP is a good example of how universities and businesses can derive benefit from each other,” Professor Moon rounds off. “We are grateful that managers and specialists from CMP regularly contribute their knowledge for our students.”
WMU – the global shipping worlds own university
Change of ship for Finnlines’ service
Doubled crane capacity in Norra Hamnen
After many years on the line between Malmö and Travemünde, it is time for Nordlink to service the route between Kapellskär in Sweden and Nådendal in Finland.
The ship was reflagged under the Finnish flag and its name was changed to Finnswan. Finnswan is being replaced by her sister ship, Europalink, however, in practice this will not take place until May.
Europalink is due to go into the shipyard during the spring, and the same applies for Finntrader, which also services the Malmö – Travemünde route. This means that Europalink, Finnswan and Finntrader will rotate in the timetable during the period up to May.
The capacity in Northern Harbour in Malmö is being expanded from one to two cranes, CMP’s large container crane will be accompanied by a mobile crane that is located alongside one of our quays.
The mobile crane, which takes 64 tonnes, has been moved from Swede Harbour in connection with the establishment of two completely new cranes there.
“Another crane at the container terminal will mean that we won’t just have increased capacity here in Malmö, it will pave the way for more and new types of business within more segments for this type of crane. We can also offer a direct service without needing external contractors, which will be even better for customers,” says Johan Ullenby, CEO of CMP Norra Hamnen AB.
The mobile crane can lift both containers and break bulk, regardless of which type of ship arrives in the port. Furthermore, the crane can be moved in the terminal, thereby creating great flexibility to the benefit of CMP’s customers.
Milestone in the metro project
Countdown in Visby
Finnlines growing and developing
Blockchain in shipping
Barbara Scheel Agersnap
In this year’s first issue of CMP News we highlight the technological developments that are changing the conditions in many industries, including in the transport sector of which CMP is a part. We take a closer look at the blockchain phenomenon, which involves digital information being shared and distributed securely. It paves the way for changed working processes and new information paths in international commerce and the global shipping industry.
The subject is highly topical and in line with CMP’s own development plans. Innovation and digitalisation are structural elements in our business development, where we must be skilful in driving the business in new directions and towards new types of collaboration with customers and business partners.
We present our collaboration with the World Maritime University (WMU) in a separate article. It is global shipping’s own university and it has a close collaboration with CMP. During the spring we presented another tailored programme of seminars for WMU’s students. It is a recurring programme, which contributes to WMU’s objective of safer, more secure and more effective shipping in clean seas.
CMP has played a key role in Copenhagen in recent years in the work on the metro project. Another milestone was passed a while ago when we handled the loading of tunnel drilling machines, which are used in the construction of the Metro City Circle Line. As a matter of fact, the loading of the drilling machines was the heaviest lift ever to have been performed within CMP.
We also present Finnlines, whose RoRo operation links CMP’s flow of goods to the continent. The volumes are increasing, and Finnlines is making investments in order to further develop both freight and passenger traffic, which is gratifying. Developments within rail freight are also positive. The traffic is consequently being increased now via the shuttle rail service Belgium Direct, where CMP is an important link in the transport chain.
Finally, I would like to draw attention to the fact that CMP’s cruise terminal in Visby is inaugurated this Sunday, April 29. Yet another attractive destination is thus being linked to our successful cruise operation. We report further on this in one of the articles, which also describes the 2018 cruise season – which will be CMP’s first on Gotland, with the number of arrivals doubling compared to last year.
Enjoy the read.
Barbara Scheel Agersnap, CEO of CMP
CMP News is distributed by Copenhagen Malmö Port AB (CMP).
Editor: Barbara Scheel Agersnap.
Writers: Nils Francke, Fredrik Lilieblad and Ulrika Prytz Rugfelt.
Contact address: CMP, Terminalgatan 18, Box 566, 201 25 Malmö, Sweden.
CMP, Containervej 9, Box 900, DK 2150 Nordhavn, Copenhagen, Denmark.
CMP News is distributed by Copenhagen Malmö Port AB (CMP).
Editor: Barbara Scheel Agersnap.
Writers: Nils Francke, Fredrik Lilieblad and Ulrika Prytz Rugfelt.
Contact address: CMP, Terminalgatan 18, Box 566, 201 25 Malmö, Sweden.
CMP, Containervej 9, Box 900, DK 2150 Nordhavn, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Logistikhubb för kartongmaterial
CMP är logistikhubb för flera olika godsslag – nu också för kartongmaterial. Bakgrunden är samarbetet med BillerudKornäs, som transporterar kartong med tåg till CMP. Läs mer
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CMP:s två nya terminaler
Nu är en ny logistikanläggning tillgänglig i Malmö. Den kallas terminal 3 och 4, är cirka 130 000 kvadratmeter stor och anpassad för alla transportslag. Läs mer
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Besättningar får stöd och omtanke
Besättningar på gästande fartyg kan få hjälp med allt från tidningar från hemlandet till stöd och fritidaktiviteter av olika slag. Det ser Handelsflådens Velfærdsråd till. Läs mer
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# 1 2017
The beautiful medieval city of Visby has an excellent strategic location and is situated at a distance that is suitable for cruise tourism in the Baltic. CMP is thus able to offer three cruise destinations – Copenhagen, Malmö and Visby.
It will soon be the premiere for cruises in Visby. CMP’s terminal is inaugurated this Sunday, April 29, with two cruise ships arriving on that day with about 2,600 passengers. There will be a total of about 90 arrivals during the season.
CMP’s latest destination
It’s a busy time right now at the cruise terminal in Visby. Control measurements of the depth of water, which must be 11 metres to meet the requirements, were taken during March. It was also one of the very last tasks before the terminal was formally handed over to CMP at the turn of the month March/April.
”We can thus state that we have kept to the plan, which also means that the terminal is inaugurated this Sunday, April 29.” says Henrik Ahlqvist, CMP’s terminal manager in Visby.
As stated, there will be two arrivals in connection with the inauguration. The first call was made on April 16 when the cruise ship Astoria moored at the ultramodern new terminal. There will subsequently be a total of 90 arrivals during 2018 with about 90,000 passengers. This is twice as many as in 2017.
Besides the terminal, Henrik Ahlqvist has recently also been putting a lot of work into information and marketing. Visits have been made to the major shipping companies to present Gotland as both a destination and a cruise terminal.
”We are providing information about what the piers are like and in regard to practical issues surrounding depth of water, moorings etc.,” Henrik Ahlqvist reports. The response has been positive. CMP has a very high level of credibility in the cruise industry, which facilitates the work we are currently undertaking.
”Visby is an established destination, but interest is now increasing, which is also revealed by the number of arrivals in 2018,” he continues. At the same time, the shipping companies are making their bookings a long time ahead. So the focus in the spring’s marketing work has primarily been on the 2019 and 2020 seasons.
CMP has also been preparing this year’s season locally on Gotland together with various collaborative partners. Visby port will take care of many of the practical tasks at the terminal. At the same time, CMP is part of various networks that are working to develop the tourism industry.
”The ultimate objective is to bring more visitors to Gotland. We clearly have a role to play in these efforts with our experience of cruise tourism,” Henrik Ahlqvist emphasises.
He is now doing his utmost for the inauguration and to make the cruise season really successful. And there is one thing that is particularly important in ensuring that the shipping companies are satisfied.
”It must be completed and clean,” he says. ”We are consequently putting a lot of energy into all the practical details to ensure that the visitors receive a really positive impression of our terminal and of Visby.”
Picture taken when Astoria docked in Visby on April 16th 2018.
They are high or heavy and sometimes both! It concerns freight in the High & Heavy segment, which is now increasing at CMP. Dumpers and wheel loaders from Volvo are being exported to Russia. And it is being done with UECC’s environmentally-compatible ships, which are powered by natural gas.
Heavyweights being exported to Russia
It actually started last year when the shipping company, UECC, chose to christen one of its LNG ships at CMP. Since then, the traffic has expanded, which means that dumpers and wheel loaders are now being exported from CMP to customers in St Petersburg. As mentioned, the segment is called High & Heavy, and these heavyweights arrive at CMP from Volvo’s plants in Borås and Arvika.
”The flow has accelerated, which means that we are now handling between five and ten heavy vehicles a week. We are delighted that UECC decided last year to make us the hub for this handling in Scandinavia,” says Ann-Charlotte Halldén Åkeson, Key Account Manager at CMP.
Close dialogueThere are two different ships from UECC which operate out of Malmö. They are called Auto Energy and Auto Eco and are powered with LNG for cleaner and more environmentally-friendly shipments. Moreover, they are the largest car carriers in the world with so-called dual fuel operation. Ann-Charlotte Halldén-Åkeson puts the fact that the flow of dumpers and wheel loaders has expanded so much down to the collaboration between CMP, UECC and the shipping company’s commercial agent STL (Sweden Transport & Logistic) Shipping.
”It is an active collaboration in which we all want to find more and larger volumes. We have a close dialogue with beneficial feedback on how we can improve and customise our offer,” she says.
”We are very satisfied with CMP, which manages our bookings of construction machinery and other freight within High & Heavy. As this is a valuable cargo, it is of the utmost importance that it is managed professionally and by expert personnel. We haven’t had a single incident when loading at CMP in Malmö. It means that we have great confidence in how our customers’ freight is handled,” says Johan Johansson, Marketing Director within Sweden Transport & Logistic Shipping AB.
Auto Energy and Auto Eco depart from CMP once a week in what is a pure RoRo operation, with the final destination being the construction and contract market in St Petersburg and surroundings.
”The RoRo solution is a benefit as we don’t mix as many different types of freight on board. This increases safety and reduces the risk of damaging these large, expensive machines,”says Ann-Charlotte Halldén-Åkeson.
High qualityAs with its car handling, CMP has minimal freight damage within High & Heavy. The same employees are behind the handling, with quality- and safety thinking permeating all activities.
”We have both the knowledge and the technique to handle the freight professionally,” Ann-Charlotte Halldén-Åkeson concludes. “We are now hoping to increase the volumes even more. CMP has capacity in the form of storage areas and much more. It should pave the way for larger flows going forward.”
”High & Heavy is a segment that is developing positively, and we are continuously working on new flows and prospects,” Johan Johansson says. “We have unique possibilities to offer a first-class direct service with fast transit times from Malmö to Finland and Russia. Our customers have also realised the value of this traffic, primarily because it is a reliable service with brand new RoRo ships that have minimal environmental impact.”
UECC’s natural gas powered-ship sets off from CMP once a week. It is a pure RoRo transport with St Petersburg as its final destination.