Zeebrügge - EML NV, owned 50 percent by Mitsui OSK Lines and 50 percent by Hoegh Autoliners SA has started a new weekly service calling Zeebrügge, Esbjerg (Denmark), Gothenburg (Sweden), Drammen (Oslofjord, Norway) and Tyne (UK). Euro Marine Logistics NV offer a weekly RoRo-service, using two small vessels equipped to receive all kind of rolling cargo – passenger cars, SUV, LCV, vans and other heavy cargo on demand. The two vessels employed in the new route are Pure-Car-Carriers. EML NV offers departure every fifth day from each port.
The service supplements EML’s network and strengthen the position of the company in line with demand from the market to find alternative shortsea solutions to serve the Nordic countries, the company states. At the Port of Drammen EML NV calls at Holmen RoRo-terminal which is familiar with the RoRo cargo activity – especially import of new cars to Norway. EML NV, with its office at Meise in Belgium, is responsible for the booking and sales activities. The Norwegian agent Greencarrier Shipping and Logistics AS supports the main office in order to develop the service further. INTERMODAL: The photo shows the small island Holmen in the Drammensfjord where the major part of Port of Drammens activities take place. Holmen has been throug developement projects for a decade, all supporting shortsea shipping. This summer the Norwegian Government starts building a railroad cargo terminal close to the existing container terminal.