The UK has long been one of Fiskeby's largest and most important markets. Most of the cartonboard sent from Fiskeby to the United Kingdom is shipped by sea.
The shipping company SUN Line operated by Thor Shipping & Transport is responsible for Fiskeby's shipping. From March 2015, departures have taken place from Oxelösund and Västerås twice a week compared with the previous once per week
- The advantages of this logistics solution are several, says Bo Karlsson, Logistics Manager at Fiskeby. Cost-wise transportation by sea is very competitive when compared to transport by road. In addition there are environmental aspects. Sea transport is an environmentally better option than transportation by truck. In 2015, this has become even more pronounced when new rules designed to reduce sulphur emissions by marine transportation are being introduced in Northern Europe.
The staff at Fiskeby´s UK Office in Aylesbury have been very pleased with the implementation of this change to the logistics solution.
- The transition to Thor Shipping has gone smoothly, says Peter Beckwith, Sales Manager Western Europe. Having the UK warehouse has enabled the growth and positioning of Fiskeby as a major supplier to the UK converting market. The Hull warehouse has always enabled us to store customers' material ready for a prompt delivery.