Neustädter Hafen gets new breakbulk service tie to North America
Neustädter Hafen will further grow in its position as a major hub for breakbulk transports to North America as Norlat Shipping launches a new regular service from Bremen. The breakbulk service run by the shipping company headquartered in Sarpsborg, Norway, will call parts on the US East coast and in the Gulf of Mexico.
The new service will focus on large breakbulk goods such as forestry and steel products. In its recently published timetable, Norlat Shipping revealed that the first departure from Bremen is scheduled for the beginning of June.
The company, with roots going back to 1907, has been operating for some 30 years with its own and chartered ships mainly from Scandinavia to North Africa and the USA. Apart from its headquarters, the company also has branches in Bergen, Norway and in Gothenburg, Sweden.
For BLG Logistics and Neustädter Hafen, the start of this new service sets an important signal, “Transports to North America have always been the backbone of Bremen’s port operations. We’re delighted with Norlat’s decision to regularly use Neustädter Hafen and offer our established customers a new option. It will massively strengthen our position in this operating area,” says Sven Riekers, head of sales for the breakbulk activities of the BLG Group.
Commenting on the move, Thomas Johansen, senior chartering manager at Norlat Shipping, says, “Many years of personal experience with the terminal, its workforce and the customers served made this an easy decision. We know the structures at the port and value BLG’s operational competence. These are the best conditions to ensure we’ll be able to offer customers an attractive new service.”
New service is a step further towards strengthening the position of Neustädter Hafen in Bremen as Europe’s largest terminal for steel products, forestry products and project cargo, BLG Logistics claims.