25 Apr 2003

Norsk Skog enters into new transport contract with Lys-Line and DFDS Tor Line

Norske Skog has decided to enter into a new shipping contract with Lys-Line and DFDS Tor Line concerning transport of its paper products from Skogn, Norway.
 
The contract runs from 1st May 2003 until 31st December 2009, and concerns transport of paper from Skogn to Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, England, Scotland, Ireland, Spain and the overseas markets.The contract with Lys-Line and DFDS Tor Line will allow for co-operation with the other cargo owners in the Trondheimsfjord region through the project "Future Logistics Solutions for the Central Nordic region". Norske Skog is pleased that the project can be implemented in steps already from 2003 by a change towards combined sideport/lolo and roro vessels, as soon as such a development can be sustained by the necessary flows of cargo. The future development of cargo flows through the Skogn Terminal will be the responsibility of Lys-Line and DFDS Tor Line.
 
Norske Skog has also decided to renew its contract with Lys-Line concerning transport of paper products from the Oslofjord. The contract runs from 1st May 2003 until 31st December 2009, and covers transport of paper from Oslo, Halden and Skien to Germany, Belgium, England, Scotland, Ireland, Spain and the Mediterranean.
 
Norske Skog also wish to inform that the existing co-operation with Seatrans concerning transport of paper from Skogn will be completed in accordance with running contracts.

Oxen°en, 25 April 2003
NORSKE SKOG
Corporate Communication

For information, please contact:

Norske Skog, Lysaker:
Petter Haugan tel. + 47 90133285

Lys-Line, Oslo:
Anders Tangre tel. + 47 22122000

DFDS Tor Line A/S, Copenhagen:
Ole Sehested tel. + 45 33423342