April 11 - Swedish Orient Line (SOL) has increased the capacity and sailing frequency of its Gothenburg, Sweden - Zeebrugge, Belgium service due to the high growth and demand of cargo on this route.

SOL announced said that the cargo volume on the Gothenburg - Zeebrugge route has almost doubled in the first quarter of 2017 compared to the same period last year. As a result of the increased demand, SOL has increased the frequency to seven sailings per week in each direction. During the peak periods the company has offered two additional sailings per week.

"The route between Gothenburg and Zeebrugge has shown a very positive development since the beginning of 2016. With the additional sailings, we can fulfil the growing demand of our customers. It is always our objective to offer clients the best possible service. To further improve the booking process and the usability for our clients we are currently developing our online booking system,"says Ragnar Johansson, managing director, SOL.

The connection between Gothenburg and Zeebrugge, which utilises three vessels with a capacity of 2,600 lane metres, was added to SOL Continent Line's network in November 2014 as the result of a cooperation aggreement with Stora Enso. According to SOL, its continent line offers flexible transportation options for trailers, containers and project cargo, while its TransProCon division specialises in project and contract transportation utilising its wholly owned and commercially controlled ro-ro and lo-lo vessels.