New forestry terminal opens at the Port of Gothenburg

Press Release  •  Jun 15, 2012 12:02 BST

Today, RPG Logistics will open a new forestry terminal adjacent to the Port of Gothenburg. The terminal will reinforce the port's position as an export port for Swedish paper and timber.

The logistics company RPG Logistics will today open its new logistics terminal, specialising in the forestry industry. The forestry terminal will receive paper, pulp, timber and other forestry products transported by rail and road from paper mills and sawmills throughout Sweden. After being reloaded into containers, the goods can be shipped by sea to export markets throughout the world.

The terminal is located at Arendal, directly beside the port.

Magnus Kårestedt, Port of Gothenburg Chief Executive, is delighted that RPG is opening a new terminal. "World demand for Swedish paper is on the increase. With yet another company at the port serving the forestry industry, our role as a hub for Swedish paper exports has been reinforced even further."

The 20,000 square metre terminal has the capacity to handle 1.5 million tonnes of paper and other forestry products each year. This is equivalent to 110,000 containers (20-foot, TEU), which would be a significant addition to the Port of Gothenburg. Exports to Europe pass mainly through the port's Ro-Ro Terminals and exports to other parts of the world pass through the Container Terminal, APM Terminals Gothenburg.

Trains travel directly into the terminal
Double tracks, one of which is inside the building, make it possible for trains to travel all the way into the terminal. Designated roads facilitate road transport between the terminal and the port.

The terminal will also handle transshipment of import goods from container to truck for onward movement to trade and industry throughout Sweden. Steel and other forms of freight will be handled at the terminal.

 

For further information, please contact:
Port of Gothenburg: Cecilia Carlsson, Media Relations Officer, +46 31-731 22 45
RPG Logistics: Bo Ahlbom, Marketing Director, RPG Logistics AB, +46 31 725 83 54 

Fact file – RPG Group: The RPG Group is a privately owned Swedish group of companies with annual revenue of approximately SEK 200 million and around 130 employees. The company has its head office at the Skandia Harbour in the Port of Gothenburg. The companies in the group work with logistics in all forms and with an emphasis on service to the forestry industry. www.rpg-group.com.

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 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. www.portofgothenburg.se

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