Samskip implements UTURN as their next step in the digitisation of their container transport

Rotterdam, 27 January 2021

Short-sea shipping line Samskip and Transport Management Platform UTURN have signed a cooperation agreement for 5 years. With the implementation of the platform Samskip aims to optimize the cooperation with their road carriers. By digitizing and automating internal processes and the information exchange associated with transport assignments, Samskip can increase the efficiency of cooperation with current customers and initiate new relations.

Optimization of internal and external processes in a single solution

Samskip feels, that reducing the number of and time spend on manual and inefficient tasks is a necessity for future growth. With UTURN they can make this next step together with their current and new carriers resulting in a more efficient information exchange, more insight, and cost reduction for both parties.

“With UTURN we optimize our internal processes and communication with suppliers and focus on the most important matter: providing the best possible service to our customer”, Kari-Pekka Laaksonen – Group CEO Samskip.

In this way Samskip will be capable to improve the efficiency of communication and cooperation with their long-term partners. But the platform will also be employed to get more insight in the market developments. Alongside their preferred carriers Samskip gains access to the capacity of over 1500 qualified carriers in a single fully integrated solution, finding the perfect balance between fixed and flexible capacity.

Collective international expansion

With daily available transports in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and Northern France, UTURN seemingly adds value to the core of the European transport market. Both parties have ambitious growth plans with UTURN: “Our international expansion follows the requests of our partners, by rolling-out together with them in new regions we create a clear win-win” Daan Meboer – CEO UTURN. The next step is a joint launch in the United Kingdom, other European countries will follow shortly.

About Samskip

Samskip offers pan-European, environmentally responsible combined transport services via shortsea, road, rail, and inland waterway routes. We are committed to cost-effectiveness, operational excellence, and best practice in sustainable transport.

High frequency services connect destinations across Europe, the Baltic States, Iceland and Faroes Island, and Russia, both door-to-door (including collection) and quay-to-quay, transported using a wide range of owned vessels, containers, trucks and trailers. To match equipment to cargoes shipped, options include a full range of ISO containers and reefers, including 33-pallet capacity 45ft units.


UTURN is founded in 2017 as a Transport Management Platform for and by the logistics industry with the mission to increase the efficiency of container transport. Since the launch UTURN has grown rapidly and has connected over 320 globally operating customers and 1500 transport companies. Last year an investment of €2M was raised to further accelerate the (international) growth.

Press contact

Niels Duijvestijn (CCO) | | +316 174 728 62
Patrick Bonemeijer (Marketing & Communication) | | +316 185 231 05

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