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Honda cars shipped to Port of Gothenburg

Press Release   •   Sep 23, 2008 04:00 BST

Honda has chosen the Port of Gothenburg as its new port of entry. All Honda Civics and Honda CR-Vs for the Swedish and Danish markets will now be brought in via Gothenburg, totalling 8,000 vehicles each year.

"This will reinforce the Port of Gothenburg's role as the leading vehicle port in the Nordic region," says Magnus Kårestedt, President of the Port of Gothenburg.

The two Honda models, the Civic and the CR-V, are produced in Swindon in southern England. The vehicles where previously shipped to Malmö but from September they will be shipped on DFDS Tor Line vessels from Immingham in the UK to Gothenburg. The higher departure frequency between the UK and Sweden was one of the reasons why Honda chose to change its port of entry.

Last year 320,000 vehicles were imported or exported through the Port of Gothenburg. In terms of number, the Port of Gothenburg is the largest vehicle port in Sweden. The makes that are now represented at the port are Volvo, Saab, Nissan, Subaru, Ford, Land Rover, Renault, Opel, Jaguar, Cadillac and Chevrolet.

For further information, please contact Cecilia Carlsson, Media Relations Officer Port of Gothenburg, tel. +46 31-731 22 45.

Factfile: Port of Gothenburg
The Port of Gothenburg is the largest port in the Nordic region and the only port in Sweden with the capacity to receive the largest transocean freight vessels with a direct link to other continents A large proportion of Sweden's imports and exports pass through the Port of Gothenburg, including 65 per cent of Sweden's container traffic. To keep down logistics costs it is vital for Swedish industry to have a major international port in the country. The port plans to double its volumes within eight years.

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