For the first time, about 20,000 cubic meters of sawn timber were loaded for shipping to China in the Orrskär port near Söderhamn. General cargo vessel lands at new destination for the first time. Location confirms its position as important transshipping port for wood products.
The Söderhamns Stuveri & Hamn AB has realized the first direct export to China in the Orrskär port. About 20,000 cubic meters of sawn timber were loaded on the 180 m general cargo vessel "Interlink Dignity" sailing under the flag of the Marshall Islands.
The Orrskär port near Söderhamn is one of the largest ports in Sweden for the export of sawn timber. It is one of three ports operated by the port operator and logistics provider Söderhamns Stuveri & Hamn AB. Its main shipping products are wood and wood products. In the past years the location has established itself as one of the most important Swedish transshipping ports for these products and has been growing steadily. Last year, about 1 million cubic meters of sawn timber were stored in the port, loaded on ships, and exported in the classic general cargo procedure. The previous destinations were mainly northern African countries, as well as Spain and Great Britain.
"China was acquired as a new target destination for the export of sawn timber in cooperation with Dalarö Agency & Logistics China. For Orrskär, the transfer to the Interlink Dignity represents a premiere", explains Peter Wikman, CEO of SSHAB. According to the conditions of the loading, the freighter will load further partial loads in the Finnish port Hamina and then sail towards the Chinese ports of Nansha and Shanghai. According to the information provided by the agent, this shipment is the first ever export of sawn timber on a classic general cargo vessel from Sweden to China. In the past, the product was usually transported in containers.