European trade up – global container traffic down

Press Releases   •   Aug 21, 2014 13:23 BST

The Port of Gothenburg six-monthly report published today shows that European freight volumes strengthened during the first half of the year whilst global container trade fell.


Substantial discount for LNG-powered ships in the Port of Gothenburg

Press Releases   •   Jun 30, 2014 08:55 BST

Ships powered by liquefied natural gas, LNG, can expect a substantial reduction in the port tariff when they call at the Port of Gothenburg. The discount will come into effect in 2015 and will continue for four years. The aim is to induce more shipping companies to switch to cleaner fuel.


Environmental permit granted for LNG terminal in Gothenburg

Press Releases   •   Jun 10, 2014 07:13 BST

The County Administrative Board in Västra Götaland has granted Swedegas and Vopak LNG Holding a permit under the Environmental Code for an LNG – liquefied natural gas – terminal at the Energy Port in Gothenburg. The terminal will be capable of supplying shipping, industry and heavy transport with gas as fuel as they make the switch from oil.


First cruise ship on her way – start of new record-breaking season

Press Releases   •   Apr 04, 2014 14:40 BST

On Sunday, April 6, a faithful cruise guest will make her way to Gothenburg, Sweden. The arrival of the German cruise ship AIDAcara will mark the start of this year's cruise season. A total of 73 cruise ships, carrying 120,000 passengers, will visit Gothenburg this year – a new record.


Preem makes major investment in green diesel at the Port of Gothenburg

Press Releases   •   Mar 03, 2014 11:57 GMT

Preem has decided to invest approximately 33,6 million euro to redevelop its refinery at the Port of Gothenburg. The investment will result in a doubling of production of diesel with renewable content – a fuel that is expected to replace fossil-based motor fuels more and more.


Campaign saved 120 tonnes of sulphur emissions

Press Releases   •   Feb 20, 2014 08:36 GMT

The Port of Gothenburg's campaign for a cleaner shipping industry is continuing to bear fruit. During 2013, 49 vessels took part in the programme. In total, they saved 120 tonnes of sulphur emissions.


Europe making headway but global trade flows weakening

Press Releases   •   Jan 28, 2014 14:00 GMT

During 2013, ro-ro traffic through the Port of Gothenburg rose for the first time in three years. On the other hand, the number of containers shipped through the port fell by five per cent. A new set of figures for freight volumes for 2013 has just been released.


New import warehouse at the port

Press Releases   •   Dec 16, 2013 11:03 GMT

The 24,000 m2 warehousing and distribution centre at Arendal, located directly beside the port, is now complete. Owned by the Port of Gothenburg, the warehouse has been leased to Schenker Logistics and will handle mainly imported goods scheduled for onward distribution to end-consumers throughout Sweden.


British cruise passengers heading for Gothenburg in December

Press Releases   •   Dec 10, 2013 08:00 GMT

Saga Sapphire, which berthed in the Port of Gothenburg this morning, is the first of three British cruise ships that will be calling at the Cruise Terminal in Gothenburg in December – Saga Sapphire, Aurora (December 15) and Queen Elisabeth (December 19) will ensure that 5,000 British tourists will have the opportunity to experience the Christmas atmosphere that is unique to Gothenburg.


From mudflat to wetland for wildfowl

Press Releases   •   Nov 06, 2013 07:30 GMT

The creation of a shallow wetland for wildfowl is the purpose behind the application by the Port of Gothenburg that is due to be submitted shortly to the Land and Environment Court. The wetland is a way of reinstating an area that has been used to deposit dredging spoils for almost 40 years.

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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 with 11,000 visits by vessels each year. 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 2013:
Total volumes: 40 million tonnes of cargo
Containers: 858.000 TEUs containers
Ro/ro units: 557.000 ro/ro units
New cars: 163.000 new cars
Passengers: 1.7 million passengers
Oil: 20 million tonnes of oil