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Stora Enso and DFDS renew contract for transportation of paper to the UK and Irish markets

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Stora Enso and DFDS renew contract for transportation of paper to the UK and Irish markets

May 03, 2010 - 20:10
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COPENHAGEN, Denmark, April 28, 2010 (Press Release) -DFDS and Stora Enso, one of the world's largest paper producers, have recently signed an agreement confirming their cooperation on the transport of paper to the UK and Irish markets from Stora Enso's paper mills in Sweden and Finland. Paper products are shipped from Gothenburg in Stora Enso's own SECU boxes, especially designed for safe and efficient transport of paper

Part of the volumes is shipped to Immingham, but the majority is shipped to the large Stora Enso distribution center in Tilbury south of London.

"The first agreement was signed in 2004 and we now have a vast experience in handling these particularly large SECU boxes, which form the backbone of Stora Enso's customized transportation network.

In these - still - uncertain times I am very happy with this confirmation of our cooperation and partnership. We have now extended our horizon to the end of 2014 but our common intentions take us also beyond this. DFDS has been a key part of Stora Enso's deliveries to the UK and Irish paper markets, and we will naturally do our utmost to ensure that Stora Enso is as pleased with the partnership as we are," says Executive Vice President, Peder Gellert Pedersen, DFDS A/S.

Knut Hansen, Senior Vice President of Stora Enso, says: "Our ambition has been to find the most efficient and agile transport solution. We are pleased to renew our cooperation with DFDS, a since long trusted supplier. "

DFDS Tor Line operates between Gothenburg and Immingham with the three ro/ro vessels TOR FICARIA, TOR BEGONIA and TOR FREESIA, which were built in 2004-2006. All three were lengthened in 2009 to a capacity of 4,700 lane metres each, which has major environmental benefits in terms of lower oil consumption per unit. On Gothenburg-Tilbury we currently operate TOR SELANDIA built in 1998 in combination with TOR HAFNIA, built in 2009 on a trice weekly schedule.