Press release: New Swedish Shipping Company Formed – WALLENIUS SOL

WALLENIUS SOL is a new shipping company that will transport forestry products and other goods in a network covering the Gulf of Bothnia, the Baltic Sea and the North Sea. Founders are the two shipping companies Wallenius and Swedish Orient Line, SOL. It’s an investment to strengthen the infrastructure for the needs of Finnish and Swedish industry. The first customers to sign long-term agreements are Stora Enso and Metsä Board.

”Together we can offer a strong mix of experience and competence, which can support a growing forest industry”, says Ragnar Johansson, Managing Director WALLENIUS SOL. ”Wallenius has experience from industrial shipping, ship owning, ship building and ship management. SOL brings the competence of logistics from forest industry and other types of cargo in this geographical area”. WALLENIUS SOL will have service in the region around the Baltic Sea including Gulf of Bothnia, operating from five ports with regular calls to the continent and the UK. WALLENIUS SOL can offer cost-efficient, operationally efficient and sustainable transports to the forest industry and other customers.