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Samskip to deploy zero-emission SeaShuttle vessels in new Rotterdam-Oslo Green Corridor

The cities of Rotterdam and Oslo have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to create a new Green Corridor for short-sea shipping in cooperation with Dutch shipping company Samskip, which will deploy next-generation zero-emission SeaShuttle vessels.

With this new agreement, the two European ports will strengthen their ties and will commit to accelerating the green transition in short-sea shipping, supporting, at the same time, the debut of Samskip’s green hydrogen-fuelled container ships.

Two Samskip vessels will be utilised to service the new green corridor. These vessels will be among the first zero-emission short-sea container vessels in the world to use green hydrogen as fuel. The operation will include weekly loops between Rotterdam and ports in the Oslofjord region establishing end-to-end corridor services.

Samskip Holding BV CEO Kari-Pekka Laaksonen stated, "This signing brings us one step closer toward the exciting launch of SeaShuttle, the zero-emission hydrogen vessels which will be utilised in this project, and we look forward to continuing to nurture the relationship we have built between Rotterdam and Oslo."

Both cities have invested in decarbonisation initiatives as part of their commitments to the advancement of the maritime industry. As part of the largest multimodal network in Europe, Samskip has major terminals both in Oslo, Norway and Rotterdam, Netherlands.

Antonis Karamalegkos
Managing Editor

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