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Samskip acquires Euro Container Line to further strengthen its presence in Nordic area - 29.8.2016

Samskip has completed the acquisition of Euro Container Lines, building on a strategy for growth in the Nordic area to make its largest ever acquisitive move in Norway.

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Samskip, frigoCare and Zon Exploitatie Nederland to launch the largest solar panel system in Rotterdam - 22.8.2016

Samskip completed a major environmental protection project, installing the largest solar panel system in the port of Rotterdam as part of its Sustainability Strategy.

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Samskip special on multimodal transport to run on Dutch national TV - 19.8.2016

Sunday 28th August, a 6-minute Samskip feature on multimodal transportwill run on Dutch national TV. Read more

Samskip adds 200 new 40ft high cube reefer containers to its fleet - 29.7.2016

Samskip adds 200 new 40ft reefer containers to its fleet to further enhance its capability to ship temperature-controlled goods.

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Samskip finalist at the Global Freight Awards! - 14.7.2016

Samskip has been selected as a finalist in the Supply Chain Partnership category of the 2016 Global Freight Awards.

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Samskip accredited for Environmental Management System - 12.7.2016

Samskip has secured ISO14001:2015 certification, becoming one of the very first Dutch companies whose Environmental Management System is recognised under the renewed Quality Assurance scheme. Read more

Samskip to fund Greenland White-fronted Goose research - 4.7.2016

Samskip is reinforcing its commitment to the environment by backing new research into the causes of a 20-year population crash in one of the wild Atlantic's most extraordinary species.

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Samskip looks to floor its rivals - 29.6.2016

Samskip strengthens its competitive position by introducing a new type of composite container flooring in partnership with CIMC ECO New Material Development.
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Hockey star Hidde proves school inspiration - 13.6.2016

Read how hockey international Hidde Turkstra inspired the children of the IMC Weekendschool.

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Samskip and professional hockey player join forces to inspire the children - 7.6.2016

On 1st, June 2016 Samskip organised a hockey clinic for the children of the Rotterdam branch of the IMC Weekendschool.

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Samskip sharpens competitive edge with reefer track and trace - 6.6.2016

Samskip has launched track and trace capability across its 45ft refrigerated container fleet, bringing web-based remote management for temperature-controlled cargoes throughout the Samskip network.

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Expert insight: Early learning gives Dublin's Docklands kids a chance - 30.5.2016

Samskip is proud to be involved with the Dublin Early Learning Iniative, a programme aimed at benefiting children from Dublin's disadvantaged Docklands area.

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Samskip Infographic - Swedish Services - 20.5.2016

Check out our latest infographic on our Swedish services: fast reliable, green and direct? Absolutely! Read more

Samskip and Pro-Log mark 10-year partnership by doubling barge services - 20.5.2016

Multimodal network operator Samskip and inland waterway transport provider Pro-Log are celebrating the 10th anniversary of barge operations connecting Rotterdam and Duisburg by adding a second vessel.

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Giant 600-tonne cranes roll into place in Hull terminal - 17.5.2016

Two giant cranes have rolled into place as part of a £15m investment in Hull by Associated British Ports (ABP).

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Samskip opens new office in Oslo, Norway - 12.5.2016

Samskip is pleased to open a new office in the maritime hub of Oslo, Norway

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New SOLAS Container Weighing documents - 9.5.2016

Please be advised that an overview of the local SOLAS regulations and a list of publicly available weighbridges have now been published on the dedicated SOLAS web page.

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New generation curtain-sided container shows its tougher side - 4.5.2016

Samskip is proud to introduce the next generation of 45ft curtain-sided containers; designed for enhanced endurance.

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Samskip Logistics opens new US head office - 18.4.2016

Samskip Logistics is proud to announce the next step in its ambitious plans.

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We Need Your Vote! - 15.4.2016

As a proud sponsor of the National College of Ireland's Early Learning Initiative, Samskip needs your vote!

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Samskip to participate at TransRussia 2016 - 6.4.2016

Samskip to join the TransRussia fair held in Moscow between 19-22 April, 2016.

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How to Provide the Verified Gross Mass - 5.4.2016

From July 1st, 2016 the amended SOLAS Guidelines will enter into force. Samskip explains what this means in practice when transporting your goods with us.

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Multimodal 2016 - 4.4.2016

Samskip is pleased to announce we will be exhibiting with a custom-designed 25sqm-stand at the Multimodal 2016.

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Q&A: Container weight principles and principals - 30.3.2016

Samskip Trade Director Caesar Luikenaar answers questions from shippers on the Verified Gross Mass (SOLAS).

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Samskip protects its rights and comments on the competition case - 23.3.2016

Following an investigation of the Netherlands Competition Authority (ACM) in the coldstorage sector, ACM has decided to fine the companies involved in the investigation.

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Samskip donates computers to support the education of local community in Sierra Leone - 21.3.2016

Samskip, donated 100 PCs and laptops for a free ICT training among Freetown citizens in the Republic of Sierra Leone.

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Expert insight: Tools of the Multimodal Trade - 2.3.2016

Fleet manager Tim van de Roest explains how Samskip maximises scale economies by considering every detail of its fleet.

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Verified Gross Mass - Explained - 26.2.2016

From July 1st, 2016 the amended SOLAS Guidelines will enter into force. Samskip explains how to meet the new requirements and what this means in practice when transporting your goods with Samskip.

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Expert insight: Bearable lightness of being multimodal - 23.2.2016

Danny de Koning explains how Samskip is achieving continuous reductions in container tare weight.

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Samskip Logistics acquires German logistics company Züst & Bachmeier - 1.2.2016

Samskip Logistics acquires German logistics company Züst & Bachmeier (Bremen) GmbH, taking full ownership of the company.

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Samskip extends shortsea services in Norway - 28.1.2016

Samskip has expanded its shortsea service network in Norway with Kristiansund and Molde by adding Gjemnes as its 10th port of call. Read more

Strike could affect schedules from 1 February - 25.1.2016

In case of a strike, two of four Samskip vessels servicing the North Atlantic will come to a stop.

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Shippers to declare verified gross weight for all containers - 12.1.2016

From July 1st, 2016 the amended SOLAS Guidelines will enter into force. Samskip explains how to meet the new requirements regarding the verification of the gross mass of packed containers.

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Samskip Animation - The sustainable alternative! - 2.11.2015

With mounting road congestion and fossil fuel scarcity, the cost of conventional road transport continues to rise. Samskip is doing more than most to present a sustainable alternative; taking mileage off the road.

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Samskip introduces enhanced rail services between Norway and Europe - 6.10.2015

Besides our long-established weekly sailings into Norway, Samskip now also connects Norway with Europe through daily rail departures. Read more
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The Berlin Wall arrives in Iceland - 30.9.2015

A decorated piece from the Berlin Wall has arrived in Iceland with Samskip Hoffell, one of Samskip´s liner vessels, a present to the city of Reykjavík from Neu West Berlin art centre celebrating 25 years of Germany reunification.

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Samskip Infographic - Duisburg Terminal - 21.9.2015

The Samskip Multimodal Rail Terminal in Duisburg is not only the hub of our activities in Germany, it holds the key to the latest phase of Samskip's integrated Pan-European service network development.

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Samskip adds remaining 19 custom-built 45ft container chassis to its fleet - 18.9.2015

Samskip is pleased to inform we have now added a total of 20 new custom-built 45ft container chassis to our fleet.
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Samskip to feature on 180 sqm LCD screen at Rotterdam Central Station - 15.9.2015

As of next week, a 3-minute Samskip feature will run on a 180 sqm LCD screen at Rotterdam Central Station.

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Freight movement without borders - 15.9.2015

As Claims & Legal expert, read Samskip Manager Claims & Legal Frank de Lint's fresh thoughts on the multimodal freight option here.
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Samskip acquires remaining shares Van Dieren Sweden to take full ownership - 26.8.2015

Samskip today announced it has acquired the remaining shares in Van Dieren Sweden AB, taking full ownership of the fast growing company. Read more

Samskip introduces new custom-built 45ft container chassis from D-TEC - 13.7.2015

Samskip recently added a new custom-built low-weight 45ft container chassis from D-TEC to its fleet.

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Samskip named Regional Carrier of the Year - 19.6.2015

Samskip has been declared the winner of the Regional Carrier of the Year by judges of the prestigious Containerisation Awards, 2015. Read more

Samskip Infographic - UK Reach - 15.6.2015

Samskip constantly adds new services, capacity and equipment across its network. In doing so, through three gateway UK ports, we have also extended the reach in the trade that remains our largest single market.

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Samskip increases capacity on Norway - 3.6.2015

Samskip is pleased to announce we have increased capacity on Norway by chartering the 657 TEU container vessel MV Alk.

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Introducing Samskip Logistics - 28.5.2015

Organisational changes to simplify and streamline operations at Samskip first announced in May 2014 have borne fruit with the formal launch of Samskip Logistics. Read more

Samskip to support Dutch community in the education of children - 18.5.2015

On the 13th May Samskip organised a terminal tour at the Rotterdam Shortsea Terminal for 16 children of the IMC Weekendschool.

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A head for change - 4.5.2015

As 'Scottish hands-on expert', read Samskip Sales Manager Andrew Wilson's thoughts on the Scottish market here.
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International recruitment from The Netherlands: how do you do that? - 23.4.2015

Are there differences between national and international recruitment and, if so, what needs to be taken into account? We asked Elaine Pelisson, Director Human Resources at Samskip.

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Samskip at the Seafood Expo Global and Seafood Processing Global in Brussels - 17.4.2015

Samskip will be at the Seafood Expo Global and Seafood Processing Global in Brussels 21-23 April.  Read more

Samskip finalist at 2015 Containerisation Awards - 14.4.2015

Samskip has been selected as a finalist in the Regional Carrier of the Year category of the 2015 Containerisation Awards.

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By special delivery - 14.4.2015

Always a speciality, Steel and Construction Logistics is the responsibility of a dedicated team at Samskip. Team leader Jord Ottolander explains why. Read more

Samskip successfully trials new flora container for multimodal plant and flower shipments - 10.4.2015

Samskip and the VGB have set up and successfully completed the first rail freight transports of plants by reefer container from the Netherlands to Sweden.

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Samskip to participate at Transport Logistic 2015 - 2.4.2015

Samskip is pleased to announce we will be exhibiting at the Transport Logistic 2015.

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Samskip to participate at Multimodal 2015 - 31.3.2015

Samskip is pleased to announce we will be exhibiting at the Multimodal 2015, held 28-30 April 2015.

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The terminal point of conversation - 23.3.2015

At the heart of Europe's operations, read Rail Terminal Manager of SVDM, Frank Schneider's thoughts on how to not let any of the complex work of the logistics manager show.

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Samskip Van Dieren Multimodal extends Swedish rail services with Malmö shuttle - 25.2.2015

Samskip Van Dieren Multimodal will extend its intermodal network from 1st March 2015, by adding rail shuttle services to Malmö, Sweden.

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The age of Endeavour - 24.2.2015

Read about life at sea through the eyes of Gregorz Dukala, Master of the 803 TEU capacity Samskip Endeavour.

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Samskip Van Dieren Multimodal continues to expand its fleet - 18.2.2015

Samskip Van Dieren Multimodal is pleased to announce it has recently added 25 new Krone 13.6m Mega trailers to its fleet. Read more

Samskip Van Dieren Multimodal introduces new direct rail service to Denmark - 6.2.2015

From 1st March 2015, SVDM will add rail shuttle services to Taulov and Copenhagen, Denmark.
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Samskip organises inspiring fieldtrip for German students - 5.2.2015

Yesterday around 20 students of the Berufsschule Hamburg visited the Samskip Multimodal Rail Terminal in Duisburg.

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Samskip winner 2014 Environment Award - 23.1.2015

Samskip is proud to be the winner of the 2014 Environment Award at the BIFA Freight Service Awards.

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Samskip launches dedicated intermodal rail service between Rotterdam and Italy - 9.12.2014

Samskip will launch a dedicated intermodal rail service connecting Rotterdam's Rail Service Centre and the Italian rail hub of Melzo, east of Milan.

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Cool moves.. go the distance - 4.12.2014

Shippers moving temperature-sensitive cargoes between Spain and Scandinavia have shown a particular readiness to commit to multimodal, following the start-up of scheduled rail services connecting two of Europe's most important hubs for unitised loads.

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Samskip Van Dieren Multimodal extends operations with Hector Rail - 25.11.2014

Hector Rail and Samskip Van Dieren Multimodal have agreed to extend the business relationship underpinning direct rail services between Sweden and the continent.

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Samskip's Chairman donates medicine and medical equipment to fight Ebola in Sierra Leone - 21.11.2014

The Aurora Foundation, a non-Governmental organization, donated 2,000 kilos of medicine and medical supplies to support the treatment of Ebola patients in the Republic of Sierra Leone.

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Samskip to feature in Paddington Bear movie - 20.11.2014

Samskip is pleased to feature in the much-anticipated Paddington Bear movie which is to be released November 28, 2014.

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GreenBridge to participate at Logitrans 2014 - 19.11.2014

Please be informed GreenBridge, the joint initiative of limited partners Samskip and Intercombi (ICL) Transport & Logistics, will be exhibiting at the Logitrans 2014 in Istanbul, November 19-21, 2014.

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Samskip puts multimodal transport on the Norwegian agenda - 11.11.2014

Samskip Multimodal signalled its continuing commitment to shortsea by presenting a ship model to the Norwegian Minister of Transport.
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Finalist Environment Award at 2014 BIFA Awards - 5.11.2014

Samskip has been nominated as finalist in the Environment category at the 2014 BIFA Freight Service Awards.

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GreenBridge takes stock - 29.10.2014

As ‘the new kid on the block', read GreenBridge's Manager Multimodal Services, Gert-Jan Meijer's view on the appetite for reliability, regularity and sustainability between Turkey and Europe here. Read more

Samskip Multimodal to participate at Trans Poland 2014 - 13.10.2014

Samskip is pleased to announce we will be exhibiting with a 20m²-stand at the Trans Poland 2014 at the Warsaw Expo XXI between November 5 and 7, 2014.

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Launch new movie "Let's move forward" – the Samskip-Bavaria-Nutricia showcase - 9.10.2014

Samskip is pleased to inform a new movie on synchromodal transport has launched discussing the Samskip-Bavaria-Nutricia case.

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Wagons roll south for Samskip Van Dieren Multimodal - 6.10.2014

As the 'voice of the industry', read MD of Samskip Van Dieren Multimodal, Johan Logtenberg's thoughts on the corridor of opportunity and Samskip Van Dieren Multimodal's outlook here.

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Samskip introduces 20 custom-built Krone 45ft chassis - 24.9.2014

Twenty custom-built, low-weight 45ft chassis from Krone are being introduced to the Samskip Van Dieren Multimodal.

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Samskip Multimodal shortlisted at 2014 Global Freight Awards - 16.9.2014

Samskip Multimodal shortlisted for the Supply Chain Partnership Award at the 2014 Global Freight Awards.

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Samskip adds 63 custom-built 20ft flatracks to its fleet - 15.9.2014

Samskip Multimodal has signalled its continuing commitment to shortsea services, following the delivery of 63 brand new Samskip flatracks.

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Samskip's response to the EU sulphur directive - 11.9.2014

From January, 2015 the EU sulphur directive will enter into force. Samskip explains how to meet the SECA exhaust gas limits and the cost impact.

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Samskip Akrafell in port - 7.9.2014

Samskip Akrafell that stranded Saturday morning in Iceland is now in the port of Eskifjörður and is secure. The crew is safe. 

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Samskip Akrafell stranded in Iceland - 6.9.2014

Around 05.00 this morning, Samskip Akrafell stranded at Vattarnes, between Reydarfjordur and Fáskrudsfjordur in Iceland.

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Samskip Van Dieren Multimodal introduces new rail connection between Scandinavia and France / Spain - 1.9.2014

SVDM expands its intermodal network by adding rail shuttle services between Duisburg, Germany and Bettembourg, Luxembourg.

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Import/Export sanctions Russia trade - 8.8.2014

Please be advised Russian authorities have announced severe and extensive import bans with immediate effect. 

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New online Samskip CO2 emission tool - 1.8.2014

Samskip is pleased to inform you we have launched a new online CO2 emission tool with various new features.

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Samskip Multimodal introduces part load services between Italy and Ireland - 4.7.2014

Samskip Multimodal is pleased to announce that besides full container loads we now also offer part load services (LCL/groupage) between Italy and Ireland.

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Organisational changes - a foundation for profitable growth - 29.5.2014

Samskip is pleased to announce the following organisational changes within the Samskip group. Read more

European Supply Chain and Logistics Summit 2014 - 28.5.2014

Samskip Multimodal is pleased to announce we will be participating at the European Supply Chain and Logistics Summit 2014 in Barcelona.

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Samskip to participate at Breakbulk Europe 2014 - 28.4.2014

Samskip is pleased to invite you to visit us at the Breakbulk Europe show in Antwerp, Belgium.
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Samskip Multimodal partners Vattenfall Cyclassics 2014 - 22.4.2014

Samskip signs official partnership deal with the organisers of the Vattenfall Cyclassics.

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Samskip to participate at TransRussia 2014 - 7.4.2014

Samskip invites you to visit us at the 2014 TransRussia show at the Russia Exhibition Centre in Moscow between April 22 and 25, 2014.

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Samskip at Seafood Expo and Seafood Processing - 2.4.2014

Samskip will be participating in Seafood Expo and Seafood Processing in Brussels 6-8 May.  

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Samskip Multimodal to participate at the Multimodal 2014 - 31.3.2014

Samskip Multimodal to participate at the Multimodal 2014 at the NEC Birmingham from 29 April to 1 May 2014.

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Samskip Multimodal adds 140 new reefers to its fleet - 25.3.2014

Samskip Multimodal recently added 140 brand new electrical reefer containers to its fleet, further enhancing its capability to ship temperature-controlled or perishable goods across Europe. Read more

Samskip Multimodal to support Irish parents, communities and schools in the education of children - 25.3.2014

Samskip Multimodal is pleased to inform we will be sponsoring the Irish Early Learning Initiative (ELI) at the National College of Ireland. Read more

Bavaria prefers the ‘Blue Road' for continental container transport using Samskip's multimodal expertise - 21.3.2014

Bavaria will switch its cargo flows to Italy to rail and inland waterway transport. Read more

Samskip Multimodal shortlisted at 2014 Irish Green Awards - 18.3.2014

Samskip Multimodal is pleased to announce we have been shortlisted for the Green Transport Award at the 2014 Irish Green Awards. Read more

CHEP, Heinz and Samskip join forces - 7.3.2014

CHEP, Heinz and Samskip have reached a supply chain cooperation agreement that will maximise equipment utilisation and achieve joint objectives on efficient and sustainable transport. Read more
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Samskip got the gold - 6.3.2014

Samskip has been awarded by the Confederation of Icelandic Employers as a leading company in enhancing human capital in structured and varied ways by effective training program. Read more

Changes in maximum cargo weight for intermodal transport in Slovakia - 6.3.2014

Please be informed Slovakian legislation regarding the maximum payload for intermodal transport in Slovakia has been changed.

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Samskip Multimodal shortlisted at 2014 Irish Logistics & Transport Awards - 19.2.2014

Samskip Multimodal shortlisted for the Transport Company of the Year and Green Mover Award at the 2014 Irish Logistics and Transport Awards.

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Samskip Multimodal develops a company-wide Social Media Marketing Campaign - 4.2.2014

Samskip Multimodal Social Media campaign aims to raise the company's profile with clients and other stakeholder.

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