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New feeder line to the Netherlands and Norway

Press release   •   Sep 25, 2012 14:25 BST

The Port of Gothenburg has acquired a new feeder line for containers to and from ports in the Netherlands and Norway. The service will be operated by the French container line CMA CGM and will call at the Port of Gothenburg every Friday.

A new container service has started between Gothenburg, Oslo and Moss in Norway and Rotterdam in the Netherlands.

“Being able to offer Swedish industry a wide range of lines is extremely positive. The new feeder line is a welcome addition to our range, which now comprises 141 direct connections to ports throughout the world,” states Claes Sundmark, Port of Gothenburg Sales Director.

Behind the initiative is one of the world’s largest container lines, CMA CGM. The feeder line will be served by the container vessel Margareta B, which can load up to 500 TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent units).

The loads comprise import and export freight from various parts of the world. Following transshipment in Rotterdam, containers are transported to Norway and Sweden. The vessel will call at the container terminal at the Port of Gothenburg, APM Terminals, every Friday. The loop comprises Rotterdam – Oslo – Moss – Gothenburg – Rotterdam. The transit time between Gothenburg and Rotterdam is three days.

The new feeder line is CMA CGM’s second to the Port of Gothenburg. Already in place is a loop that includes Hamburg, Århus, Gothenburg and Helsingborg.

Fact file: Port of Gothenburg
The Port of Gothenburg is the largest port in the Nordic region with 11,000 visits by vessels each year. One-third of Swedish foreign trade passes through the Port of Gothenburg as well as 65 per cent 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 26 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.

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