The Port of Oslo announced a new environmentally friendly line at the port. Namely, the shipping companies Viasea and Containerships has started a new weekly route from Klaipeda in Lithuania via Gdynia in Poland to Oslo.
The service will be a fixed weekly schedule with end of the week sailings from Klaipeda and Gdynia and an arrival in Oslo on Monday morning, ready for unloading. The transit time on this route is shorter and more predictable than most other freight alternatives. The first departure from Klaipeda will take place on 5th April 2018.
Containerships and Viasea are shortsea operators focusing on door-door services in Europe. Containerships are operating in the Baltic sea, whilst Viasea are mainly connecting UK and continental Europe to Norway.
By choosing shortsea, transport has proven to be less expensive and more environmentally friendly as opposed to the traditional road freight, the Port of Oslo said.