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Norwegian challenger with new container line

Norwegian challenger with new container line

From November 2016 the newly established Norwegian company Viasea Shipping AS will operate a container line between Rotterdam and the Oslofjord.
Viasea Shipping AS is managed by Morten Pettersen, with more than 20 years experience from the shortsea market. The head office is located in Moss, Norway, and with a department in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
 
Viasea Shipping AS offers container freight in Europe to freight forwarders, tank operators, as well as directly to importers and exporters. The main markets will be Norway and the BeNeLux. Other focus areas will be Ruhr in Germany, North of France, as well as England.
 
The ship will have her first departure from Rotterdam 4th of November with arrival in Oslo Monday morning the 7th of November.
 
The schedule gives predictable and dependable departure and arrival times. The ship will call ports with dedicated short sea terminals to avoid massive and congested deep sea terminals.
Viasea is the only operator offering a dedicated short sea concept. Focus is punctuality and predictability – being a realistic alternative to road freight in most of Europe. Viasea is aiming to act as a small, but flexible player, with the possibility to make rapid decisions. Trade will be purely B2B.

Background for establishment:
There is a huge potential to move goods from road to sea – assuming a reliable schedule is offered by a service-minded and customer oriented short sea operator. 
The shortsea industry has great potential to improve their services through both innovative solutions and digital services. In today’s market, with the service level offered by operators, there is room for a small operator with a high level of customer service. 
Viasea will focus on the customer and their needs, making it easy to choose environmentally friendly transport like sea freight.
 
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300 containers branded in Viasea colours and logo
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New and even larger ship on our Baltic route
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As per 01/06/2019 CCT Moerdijk will be connected to Portbase
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New weekly service from Lübeck to Oslo
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Viasea has been awarded a grant from the Norwegian Coastal Administration!