World's largest ships now even bigger and bound for the Port of Gothenburg

Press Releases   •   Nov 03, 2015 11:09 GMT

The giants of the ocean are continuing to grow. Mediterranean Shipping Company is currently launching ships capable of carrying more than 19,000 containers. In December they will begin calling at the Port of Gothenburg. The first to arrive will be the newly christened MSC Maya.


Port of Gothenburg freezes port charges

Press Releases   •   Oct 08, 2015 13:12 BST

The Gothenburg Port Authority has decided to leave the Port Tariff unchanged. As a result, the Port Tariff for 2016 will remain at the 2015 level. Magnus Kårestedt, Port of Gothenburg chief executive, said: "Our aim behind this move is to reinforce the growth of industry, shipping and the port."


Great start for the Port of Gothenburg’s environmental discounts

Press Releases   •   Sep 29, 2015 16:25 BST

January 1 this year saw the introduction of environmental discounts in the Port of Gothenburg, the aim being to incentivise vessels with high environmental performance. Edvard Molitor, Senior Manager Environment at the Port of Gothenburg Authority, reveals that the concept has got off to a great start.


Upturn in container freight at the Port of Gothenburg

Press Releases   •   Sep 07, 2015 08:13 BST

Container freight volumes increased by two per cent during the second quarter compared to the corresponding period in 2014. Exports and imports of new cars have also increased. This was revealed in the six-monthly report published today by the Port of Gothenburg.


Premiere for new service to Asia

Press Releases   •   Aug 26, 2015 09:42 BST

A new direct service between Sweden and Asia is due to commence tomorrow, operated by the G6 Alliance. Ships will call at APM Terminals, the container terminal at the Port of Gothenburg, once a week.


Port of Gothenburg offers natural gas bunkering

Press Releases   •   Jul 02, 2015 09:42 BST

A growing number of ships worldwide run on liquefied natural gas, LNG. Now they can bunker this cleaner fuel alternative at the Port of Gothenburg. New regulations for LNG bunkering have been introduced by the Gothenburg Port Authority in collaboration with the Port of Rotterdam.


New Logistics Park creates 2,000 new jobs

Press Releases   •   Jun 23, 2015 09:57 BST

​A new logistics park is emerging directly beside the Port of Gothenburg. One million square metres in size, the park is expected to generate more than 2,000 jobs.


Inter Pipeline acquires storage operations at the Port of Gothenburg

Press Releases   •   Jun 15, 2015 09:47 BST

Canadian energy infrastructure company Inter Pipeline has acquired Royal Vopak's storage terminal at the Port of Gothenburg. The purchase sum was SEK 865 million.


Port of Gothenburg wins communications award

Press Releases   •   Jun 04, 2015 15:22 BST

The Port of Gothenburg has won the IAPH 'Port Communications Award' for the best port communications in the world.


New service between Gothenburg and Germany

Press Releases   •   May 29, 2015 08:47 BST

A new container service for Swedish imports and exports has commenced between Gothenburg and Germany. The first ship is expected to call at Gothenburg on June 9.

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About Port of Gothenburg

Scandinavia's largest port

Fact file: Port of Gothenburg
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 60 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 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.

Data 2014:
Total volumes: 40 million tonnes of cargo
Containers: 837.000 TEUs containers
Ro/ro units: 549.000 ro/ro units
New cars: 166.000 new cars
Passengers: 1.8 million passengers
Oil: 19,2 million tonnes of oil