Streamline Strikes North in New Agency Role with Eimskip

Streamline Shipping Group have warmly welcomed the forthcoming commencement of the new circular Eimskip cargo service, set to reconnect Aberdeen with Grimsby, Holland and the West Coast of Norway, with a feeder leg reaching round the northern Norwegian coast as far as Murmansk.

As sole handling agents supplying stevedoring, agency and sales development services, Streamline is delighted to have been selected to partner Eimskip as they move to add Aberdeen to the ‘base-base’ service operating from Murmansk in the North of Russia to Velsen in Holland. The route is being served by three vessels carrying temperature controlled and general / containerised cargo on a three week rotation, with the Aberdeen call being made every Thursday en-route from Grimsby and onward to Stavanger.

Chairman and Managing Director of Streamline Shipping group, Stuart Roberts said, ‘In many ways it feels that we are going back to our roots in partnering with Eimskip to develop new connections with West Coast Norway and beyond. Such a service was very much at the heart of our operations when Streamline commenced trading at the height of the oil boom in the early 80’s. There is some satisfaction that we find ourselves in our 30th anniversary year back at the forefront of sea-freight services across the northern North Sea.’

Mr Roberts added “We are very much looking forward to re-establishing links with freight forwarding agents to help ensure that this new service works well. The route has existed in some form or other for very many years and it is pleasing to be able to look back on past success while helping to shape a strong future for Streamline Shipping Group and our partners.”

The new service has its first scheduled call to Aberdeen on June 30, Streamline Operations Director, Phil Bremner said, “ While discussions with Eimskip have been ongoing for some time, we are aiming now for a dynamic and developing relationship in support of the new cargo service. As agents, we will work not only to ensure that each call into Aberdeen is handled in an efficient and professional manner, but also to drive new business for the service from the strong customer base that exists within the North-East supply chain. There has already been significant interest in this service, not only for traffic moving to / from WC Norway, but also as a route to meet the demands of the burgeoning Oil and Gas Industry in the Murmansk area.”

Aberdeen Harbour Board’s chief executive Colin Parker said: “The new Eimskip service strengthens our links to West Coast Norway and Russia, which is excellent news for the port and the wider North east region. We look forward to working with Streamline to ensure that Eimskip’s vessels are serviced in a safe and efficient manner for many years to come.”
Eimskip CTG AS said “ The 22 hour transit time from Aberdeen to Stavanger will allow us to deliver to offshore bases in the area of Stavanger to Sandnesjøen on Monday mornings and to Hammerfest by Wednesday morning. It also allows us to deliver from the Continent / Aberdeen to eastern Norway via Bergen by road and rail during Monday. We strongly believe that the Aberdeen connection will benefit both existing and new clients looking for an alternative efficient logistic solution within the dry and industrial market, while at the same time strengthening our position as a supplier within the offshore market. We are currently the only direct liner service between Velsen – Grimsby – Aberdeen – Norwegian coast and Murmansk with no requirement for transshipment. We are delighted to have Streamline Shipping Group as our agent in Scotland.”

Notes:

Eimskip is one of the largest transport companies in Iceland, with more than 95 years experience in transport, storage and logistic services around Europe and the North Atlantic. The Group has bases in 16 countries world wide and employs a total of 1250 staff.
Streamline Shipping Group was established in Aberdeen in 1981 running liner services to West Coast Norway. The Group currently operates containerised seafreight services to Orkney and Shetland from Aberdeen, with road haulage and stevedoring / crane hire services operating from depots in Orkney, Shetland, Inverness, Aberdeen, Glasgow and Grimsby.

The Eimskip service will employ three vessels (MV Holmfoss, MV Polfoss and MV Svartfoss) on a three week rotation as detailed below.

Northbound

Southbound

Ports*

Day

Ports*

Day

Velsen

Mon

Murmansk/Kirkenes/Vadsø

Fri

Grimsby

Wed

Båtsfjord/Honningsvåg

Sat

Aberdeen

Thur

Hammerfest/Skjervøy

Sun

Stavanger/Sandnes/Tananger/Haugesund

Fri

Tromsø/Senjahopen/Risøyhamn

Mon

Stord/Bergen/Ågotnes/Mongstad/Florø

Sat

Myre/Sortland/Melbu/Svolvær/Stamsund

Tues

Måløy/Ålesund/Kristiansund

Sun

Bodø/Sandnessjøen/Rørvik

Wed

Rørvik/Sandnessjøen/Bodø/Leknes/Stamsund

Mon

Kristiansund

Thur

Stokmarknes/Sortl./Myre/Risøyhamn/Harstad/Tromsø

Tues

Ålesund/Måløy/Florø/Mongstad

Fri

Hammerfest

Wed

Ågotnes/Bergen/Stord/Hauges./Stav./Sandnes/Tananger

Sat

Honningsvåg/Båtsfjord

Thur

Velsen

Mon

Vadsø/Kirkenes/Murmansk

Fri

Grimsby

Wed

Aberdeen

Thur

For further information contact Phil Bremner, Operations Director, Tel 01224 211506 email phil.bremner@streamlineshippinggroup.com or see www.streamlineshippinggroup.com

For further information on Eimskip CTG AS contact Managing Director Hans Martin Iversen (+47 76111601) or Branch Manager Tor Arne Vindenes in the Bergen office (+47 76111562) or see www.eimskip.no / www.eimskip.com .