Samskip and Matrans join forces in Rotterdam

Samskip and Matrans Rotterdam Terminal are proud to announce the launch of their new terminal and future hub in Rotterdam. This initiative marks a significant step forward in our partnership and commitment towards sustainability and reliable service.

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Rot­ter­dam, known as a key mul­ti­mo­dal hub in Samskip’s net­work, has long been vital to its ope­ra­ti­ons. Reco­gni­zing the importance of relia­bi­li­ty, sus­taina­bi­li­ty and the goal for con­ti­nuous impro­ve­ment, Samskip with trus­ted part­ner Matrans envi­si­on a future of cus­to­mer cen­tric inte­gra­ted operations.

This rea­liza­ti­on comes to life through the deve­lo­p­ment of a state-of-the-art green ter­mi­nal in Rot­ter­dam. The ter­mi­nal will ser­ve as a cen­tral hub for Samskip and Matrans ope­ra­ti­ons in con­tai­ne­ri­zed trans­port and break­bulk transport.

Samskip will achie­ve increased con­trol over ves­sel, rail and bar­ge ope­ra­ti­ons, miti­ga­ting bot­t­len­ecks and inef­fi­ci­en­ci­es in its sup­p­ly chain. Com­ple­te visi­bi­li­ty, con­trol and infor­ma­ti­on over the full value chain allow for opti­mi­zed plan­ning and sim­pli­fied ope­ra­ti­ons, redu­cing cos­ts and time asso­cia­ted with modal swit­ches. Matrans con­ti­nues ope­ra­ti­ons for exis­ting cus­to­mers in break­bulk, con­tai­ners and RoRo (non-ferrous metals, forest pro­ducts, gene­ral car­go and pro­ject cargo).

The new hub will focus on sus­tainable solu­ti­ons to dri­ve mul­ti­mo­dal trans­port, com­bi­ned with elec­tri­fi­ca­ti­on of vehic­les, shore power and solar power, con­tri­bu­ting to redu­ced envi­ron­men­tal impact. The ter­mi­nal will con­tri­bu­te to fas­ter and more relia­ble tran­sit times for con­tai­ne­ri­zed and break­bulk trans­port. This will include the lowest pos­si­ble CO2 foot­print, alig­ning with both Samskip’s and Matran’s com­mit­ment to sustainability.

Digi­tal solu­ti­ons will opti­mi­ze trans­port and ope­ra­ti­ons, dri­ving impro­ved effi­ci­en­cy and relia­bi­li­ty. The inte­gra­ti­on of IT sys­tems across the sup­p­ly chain enables dyna­mic prio­ri­tiza­ti­on of car­go and enhan­ces ope­ra­tio­nal fle­xi­bi­li­ty, fur­ther enhan­cing Samskip’s and Matrans’ customer-centric approach. The­se efforts will stream­li­ne pro­ces­ses and enhan­ce effi­ci­en­cy, decar­bo­niza­ti­on and high relia­bi­li­ty for cur­rent and new cus­to­mers of Samskip and Matrans.


Hans Ver­vat, Matrans Rot­ter­dam Ter­mi­nal owner said: “We feel proud to take this meaningful step towards the future with a ter­mi­nal that is sus­tainable by design and that will ser­ve as an inte­gra­ted hub in Rot­ter­dam. This new ter­mi­nal will great­ly ser­ve our cur­rent and future cus­to­mers and pro­tect the envi­ron­ment for years to come.”

Kari-Pekka Laak­so­nenSamskip CEO said: “Our mis­si­on is to deli­ver relia­ble logi­stics solu­ti­ons to sup­port cus­to­mers, their busi­ness and their ambi­ti­ons. This pro­ject is aimed at doing just that, to ser­ve our cus­to­mers. The new initia­ti­ve also shows our sin­ce­re com­mit­ment to sus­taina­bi­li­ty pla­cing it at the heart of our com­pa­ny to deli­ver our visi­on of making green logi­stics easy.”

Peter Barn­ho­orn, Matrans Rot­ter­dam Ter­mi­nal Mana­ging Direc­tor said: “We are deligh­ted to streng­then our col­la­bo­ra­ti­on with Samskip. By com­bi­ning our strengths, we belie­ve we can secu­re future growth and bet­ter ser­ve our cus­to­mers. By inves­t­ing and exe­cu­ting ope­ra­ti­ons with less envi­ron­men­tal foot­print, the New Matrans Rot­ter­dam Ter­mi­nal will be a true and inspi­ring exam­p­le of a sus­tainable way of ope­ra­ting logistics.”

Fré­dé­ric Leca, Samskip COO said: “This ter­mi­nal will give us many bene­fits with ful­ly digi­ti­zed and auto­ma­ted pro­ces­ses to sol­ve com­ple­xi­ty and enhan­ce through­put. It’s more envi­ron­men­tal­ly fri­end­ly, opti­mi­zed & effi­ci­ent, con­nec­ting rail and ves­sel with auto­no­mous machi­nery and auto­ma­ted planning.”

Rick ter MaatJBR Cor­po­ra­te Finan­ce Part­ner said: “We as JBR are proud to have assis­ted Samskip throug­hout the enti­re pro­cess in coming to the joint ven­ture with Matrans. The part­ner­ship bet­ween Matrans and Samskip marks the begin­ning of a new green chap­ter, con­ti­nuing the strong foun­da­ti­on laid by the com­pa­ny and Hans Ver­vat over many years.”

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