Port of Gothenburg container traffic in full flow as European ports falter

Press releases   •   May 20, 2020 09:59 BST

Ports throughout Europe have been hit hard by the current Covid-19 pandemic. This can be seen clearly in the recently published volume statistics from Europe’s largest ports. They are also feeling the knock-on effect of cancelled calls – in many cases up to 30 per cent. In contrast, the Port of Gothenburg has increased its container volume, there have been no cancelled calls, and none are planned.

Corona pandemic: Virtually no impact on Q1 freight volumes at the Port of Gothenburg

Press releases   •   Apr 24, 2020 08:06 BST

The Port of Gothenburg, in line with the rest of Sweden, remains open despite the coronavirus pandemic. The most recent operating results are positive and show that freight volumes have remained high through the first quarter of the year. This is revealed in the Port of Gothenburg’s new freight volume report.

Port of Gothenburg offers inland storage of imported goods

Press releases   •   Apr 09, 2020 11:04 BST

A sudden shift in demand for Swedish imported goods in the wake of the Coronavirus has led to a need for interim storage. The Gothenburg Port Authority has produced a solution within the port’s Railport system. A number of Railport terminals with direct rail links to the Port of Gothenburg are now ready to step in as interim storage points , bringing the goods closer to their final destination.

Coronavirus could accelerate digitalisation in the shipping industry

Press releases   •   Apr 08, 2020 10:27 BST

When physical contact between members of the crew on board ship and workers at the quayside needs to be kept to a minimum, new routines are required – and quickly. At the Port of Gothenburg there are clear indications of how the Corona pandemic could accelerate digitalisation in what is an otherwise conservative shipping industry.

Gothenburg named as the best logistics location in Sweden

Press releases   •   Feb 12, 2020 15:36 GMT

For the 19th year in succession, Gothenburg has been named as the best logistics location in Sweden by the trade journal Intelligent Logistik. With a nationwide rail shuttle network and growing container volumes, the Port of Gothenburg is described as being a pivotal factor in the emergence of the region as a logistics hub.

All-time high rail traffic boosts Port of Gothenburg container volumes

Press releases   •   Jan 27, 2020 00:41 GMT

Newly published Port of Gothenburg freight figures for 2019 showed that container volumes at the Port of Gothenburg rose for the second year in succession. Container freight from the whole of Sweden is being increasingly channelled to the Port of Gothenburg by rail. In total, 456,000 TEU were transported through the port by rail - this is the largest rail volume in the port's 400-year history.

The container terminal at the Port of Gothenburg to be fossil-free by 2020

Press releases   •   Dec 06, 2019 06:01 GMT

​A 100 per cent renewable machine park, a doubling of rail-borne freight and time optimising operations. These are parts of a new climate strategy launched by APM Terminals Gothenburg today. The strategy supports the Port of Gothenburg climate goal of reducing carbon emissions by 70% throughout the whole of the Gothenburg area by 2030.

DFDS increases capacity at the Port of Gothenburg with new vessel

Press releases   •   Dec 03, 2019 09:38 GMT

DFDS is bringing a new vessel into service that will strengthen the port’s offering within the intra-European ro-ro sector. The newly built Hollandia Seaways is one of the largest ro-ro vessels in the world and will increase capacity to and from the Port of Gothenburg by over 600 trailers per week.

Gothenburg in Nordic port cooperation for sustainable transport

Press releases   •   Nov 28, 2019 09:03 GMT

The Port of Gothenburg has joined a collaboration with ten other Nordic ports. In a signed declaration, the ports have agreed to cooperate, exchange information and share approaches in a number of areas relating to the environment and climate.

Unique digital solution makes the Port of Gothenburg smarter

Press releases   •   Nov 14, 2019 18:09 GMT

Quicker, safer, and less administration. These were some of the key outcomes when the Gothenburg Port Authority recently launched a data system designed to coordinate and monitor work at the Port of Gothenburg Energy Port. The ultimate outcome is more rapid and more efficient handling of goods.

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The Port of Gothenburg is the largest port in the Nordic region. One-third of Swedish foreign trade passes through the Port of Gothenburg as well as half of all container traffic.

The Port of Gothenburg is the only port in Sweden with the capacity to receive the world's largest container vessels and has the broadest range of shipping routes within and outside Europe. The 25 rail shuttles that depart each day mean that companies throughout Sweden and Norway have a direct, environmentally smart link to the largest port in the Nordic region. The Port of Gothenburg has terminals for oil, cars, ro-ro, containers and passengers.