Norvegian ferry company Fjord Line and short sea-roro specialist CLdN ro-ro SA have entered into a commercial partnership which gives Fjord Line access to CLdN’s European network for the transport of freight and cargo. Effective now, CLdN will stop in Hirtshals in Denmark on a weekly basis on their shipping route between Zeebrugge in Belgium and Gothenburg in Sweden. This opens new possibilities for Fjord Line’s transport of freight and cargo on its Bergen-Stavanger-Hirtshals and Langesund-Hirtshals routes.
The partnership with CLdN means that Fjord Line’s cargo department can now offer fast and cost efficient shipping to and from Zeebrugge, where there are frequent onward connections by sea to London (Purfleet) and Killingholme in the UK. Moreover, Fjord Line can offer transport of freight and cargo between Gothenburg in Sweden and Bergen, Stavanger and Langesund in Norway.
“Our partnership with CLdN starts an exciting chapter for expanded freight and cargo transport by sea between Norway and central European ports. We look forward to developing these new shipping solutions, and offering our current and future customers new and exciting possibilities”, says Rune Hetland, cargo manager in Fjord Line.
Fjord Line was established in 1993 in Egersund, Norway and has today around 600 employees. Their modern cruise ferries, MS Stavangerfjord (put in operation in 2013) and MS Bergensfjord (2014) service the routes between Bergen, Stavanger and Hirtshals, northern Denmark, and between Hirtshals and Langesund, in the Norvegian district of Telemark, with daily departures throughout the year.