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New investment will generate higher volumes at the Port of Gothenburg

Press release   •   Dec 19, 2012 14:01 GMT

The Port of Gothenburg is investing EUR 17.3 million in a new logistics centre beside the port. The logistics centre will be leased to DB Schenker.

"Gothenburg is an ideal logistics location for our major import customers," states Mats Olsson, President of Schenker Logistics AB.

The Port of Gothenburg is building a new logistics centre for DB Schenker. The 24,000 square-metre facility will be used mainly to store imported goods in preparation for onward transport to Swedish consumers.

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According to Mats Olsson, President of Schenker Logistics AB, Gothenburg is an ideal logistics location for import. "Proximity to the Port and the rest of the infrastructure means that we can deliver goods to the city regions such as Stockholm, Oslo, Malmö/Copenhagen and Gothenburg within a day."

The new logistics centre will also generate increased volumes for the Port of Gothenburg. The terminal will have the capacity to handle 5,000 TEUS (20-foot equivalent units) each year. A large proportion will be completely new volumes for the port. This year around 900,000 containers will be shipped through the port.

"It is extremely positive that Schenker Logistics – one of the largest players in the logistics and transport sector – is about to establish operations immediately beside the Port of Gothenburg. The new logistics centre will consolidate our position as a port for the whole of Sweden," says Magnus Kårestedt, Port of Gothenburg Chief Executive.

Construction will commence in January and the building is scheduled for completion in December 2013. The project has been developed by the Port of Gothenburg in close collaboration with DB Schenker, who will lease the premises, and NCC, who will be responsible for construction.

"It will be a modern logistics facility, environmentally classified according to Green Building standards," states Henrik Bergman Head of the NCC Construction Business Area.

Once the building is in place, between 100 and 150 people will be employed.


For further information, please contact:
Port of Gothenburg: Cecilia Carlsson, Corporate Communications Manager, +46 31-731 22 45.
DB Schenker: Pierre Olsson, Head of Media Relations and Corporate Communications, +46 31 703 88 85

Fact file DB Schenker: DB Schenker develops and produces transport, logistics and information services to satisfy market demands for quality, efficiency, simplicity and environmental responsibility. In Sweden, DB Schenker offers land transport by road and rail, international sea and air freight as well as consulting services, warehousing and logistics solutions. Their aim is to be the environmentally most sustainable logistics provider in the world. This endeavour also benefits customer efficiency, as reduced environmental impact requires more effective logistics planning. www.schenker.com

Fact file NCC: NCC is one of the leading construction and property development companies in the Nordic Region. In 2009, NCC hag 18,000 employees and net revenue in excess of SEK 52 billion. 

Fact file Port of Gothenburg: The Port of Gothenburg is the largest port in the Nordic Region with 11,000 calls by vessels each year. One-third of Swedish international trade passes through the Port of Gothenburg and 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 widest range of shipping services within and outside Europe. There are 26 rail shuttle departures each day, which means that companies throughout Sweden and Norway have an environmentally smart direct link to the largest port in the Nordic Region. At the Port of Gothenburg, there are terminals for energy, cars, ro-ro, containers and passengers. 

www.portofgothenburg.com


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