Swedish Orient Line (SOL) announced the launch of a new shipping route between the ports of Ventspils, Zeebrugge and Tilbury.
The new route is an expansion of the activities of SOL from their Zeebrugge hub. Furthermore, SOL's service to Ventspils uses the existing connections of P&O Ferries in Zeebrugge, to offer their clients the possibility to ship loads from Ventspils via Zeebrugge directly to the ports of Hull and Teesport.
The first sailing was on 21 January 2017. The first vessel departed from the port of Ventspils on Saturday 21 January, and arrived in Zeebrugge on Tuesday the 24th. The vessel then sailed through to Tilbury and arrived there on the 25th. The vessel returned to Zeebrugge the next day and departed for Gothenburg. This weekly RoRo service will carry trailers, containers and other rolling cargo as well as break bulk cargo loaded on rolltrailers.
"We are very happy with the additional services on Latvia and Tilbury. For the port, this is an important reinforcement of our traffic to the Baltic countries and the United Kingdom." Joachim Coens, CEO Port of Zeebrugge