Bulk freighter Norlat enters container logistics

The forest products carrier Norlat, which specialises in transatlantic traffic and regularly calls at Bremen, also wants to offer its customers small container shipments in future.

To this end, the Norwegian-based company has founded a subsidiary for freight forwarding and logistics called Norlat Logistics[ds_preview].

The company announces that its activities will focus on classic FCL (full container load) sea freight business including pre- and on-carriage for customers in the lumber, pulp and paper industry worldwide. “With this new establishment, Norlat Shipping will become an all-round service provider and one-stop store for sea freight in the forest products industry,” according to a press release.

Bremen is one of Norlat’s main ports

The freight forwarding specialist has recruited Emil Vranjancu, former marketing manager of the Swedish port of Halland, as sales manager for the new forwarding division.

Norlat Shipping, which has its own offices in Norway and Sweden, has been operating charter services with bulk carriers for around 30 years, mainly for exporters from the timber industry in Northern Europe. The company primarily serves receiving ports in the eastern Mediterranean and on the east coast of North America.

Since the addition of chartering specialist Thomas Johansen in 2022, Norlat has significantly strengthened its transatlantic service with handysize tonnage from Northern Europe to the US East Coast. Johansen was previously responsible for the same trade for the much larger breakbulk carrier G2 Ocean. Since then, Norlat’s main ports on the continent have included Neustädter Hafen in Bremen. (mph)

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