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Europe making headway but global trade flows weakening

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.

Restart for rail shuttle between Falköping and the Port of Gothenburg

Restart for rail shuttle between Falköping and the Port of Gothenburg

Press Releases   •   Aug 29, 2013 08:03 BST

The freight shuttle between Falköping, 130 kilometres north-east of Gothenburg, and the largest port in Scandinavia is back in operation. Companies in the region will once again have access to the port's wide range of shipping services to key import and export markets. The company behind resumption of the service is Schenker.

Port of Gothenburg welcomes world's largest container ship

Port of Gothenburg welcomes world's largest container ship

Press Releases   •   Aug 26, 2013 09:37 BST

Early tomorrow morning she will be sighted passing the Vinga Lighthouse. As large as four football pitches, as high as the Gothia Towers Hotel and with a capacity of more than 18,000 containers, the world's largest container ship will dock at the Port of Gothenburg.

Rise in exports through the Port of Gothenburg

Rise in exports through the Port of Gothenburg

Press Releases   •   Aug 19, 2013 14:21 BST

The number of export containers passing through the Port of Gothenburg increased by four per cent through to the end of June. At the same time, imports fell by one per cent. Overall, container trade improved by two per cent during the first six months of this year.

Schwedischer Logistik-Erfolg wird auf der Transport Logistic in München präsentiert

Schwedischer Logistik-Erfolg wird auf der Transport Logistic in München präsentiert

Press Releases   •   Jun 03, 2013 12:17 BST

Kann ein Hafen sein Umschlagsvolumen erhöhen und zugleich seine Auswirkungen auf das Klima verringern? Die Antwortet lautet "Ja". Die Göteborger Hafengesellschaft präsentiert nun das System Railport Scandinavia auf der Transport Logistic in München. Mit diesem System werden nahezu 50 % der Landtransporte des Hafens abgewickelt.

Swedish logistics success on show at Transport Logistics in Munich

Swedish logistics success on show at Transport Logistics in Munich

Press Releases   •   Jun 03, 2013 12:11 BST

Is it possible for a port to increase volumes and at the same time reduce its climate impact? The answer is yes if you invest heavily in increasing the proportion of rail transport to and from the port. The Port of Gothenburg is planning to present the Railport Scandinavia system at Transport Logistics in Munich – a system that accounts for 50 per cent of the port's land transport.

Locally grown tomatoes are not always the greenest

Locally grown tomatoes are not always the greenest

Press Releases   •   Jun 03, 2013 09:00 BST

Can Spanish-grown tomatoes that are transported all the way to this country be a better alternative from a climate point of view than Swedish-grown tomatoes? The answer is yes. In some cases, transport contributes to reducing carbon emissions. This is demonstrated in a new study from SIK, the Swedish Institute for Food and Biotechnology, commissioned by the Port of Gothenburg.

Scandiavian companies get a direct route to Busan

Scandiavian companies get a direct route to Busan

Press Releases   •   Mar 25, 2013 15:48 GMT

South Korea is one of Asia’s fastest-growing economies. Now for the first time Swedish importers and exporters are getting a direct route to Busan in the eastern part of the country.

Increase in exports to other continents lifts Port of Gothenburg

Increase in exports to other continents lifts Port of Gothenburg

Press Releases   •   Jan 21, 2013 10:18 GMT

Despite the downturn in the world economy, strong export trade, particularly to other continents, helped lift freight volumes at the Port of Gothenburg in 2012. This can be seen in a presentation of port volumes for the year presented today.

43 vessels in campaign for cleaner shipping

43 vessels in campaign for cleaner shipping

Press Releases   •   Dec 12, 2012 15:03 GMT

An increasing number of shipping lines are joining the Port of Gothenburg campaign for improved fuel quality. The latest member is Höegh Autoliners, which has registered seven vessels for participation in the campaign. The campaign will continue throughout the whole of 2013.

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Read More about Port of Gothenburg in Chinese

Press Releases   •   Dec 06, 2012 10:46 GMT

The Port of Gothenburg Launches their Website in Chinese Version. From December 3th, 2012, the world will be able to discover The Port of Gothenburg online in Chinese. This is the first Swedish port that publishes their website for Chinese speakers, and it also marks the rapidly growing trade volume between Sweden and China.

Third quarter better than expected at the largest port in the Nordic Region

Third quarter better than expected at the largest port in the Nordic Region

Press Releases   •   Oct 30, 2012 08:48 GMT

Despite turmoil in the world economy, container trade at the Port of Gothenburg was up four per cent during the third quarter. Rail transport and oil are increasing whilst ro-ro traffic and cars continue to fall.

Chance to play a part in LNG Terminal in Gothenburg

Chance to play a part in LNG Terminal in Gothenburg

Press Releases   •   Oct 01, 2012 13:39 BST

Planning of the new terminal for liquefied natural gas (LNG) at the Port of Gothenburg is in full flow. During the summer, Vopak and Swedegas signed an agreement, which now also has been signed by the Port of Gothenburg. The three parties are now turning their attention to the market to investigate the level of interest in liquefied natural gas.

New feeder line to the Netherlands and Norway

New feeder line to the Netherlands and Norway

Press Releases   •   Sep 25, 2012 14:25 BST

The Port of Gothenburg has acquired a new feeder line for containers to and from ports in the Netherlands and Norway. The service will be operated by the French container line CMA CGM and will call at the Port of Gothenburg every Friday.

Rapid link between Stockholm and the largest port in Scandinavia

Rapid link between Stockholm and the largest port in Scandinavia

Press Releases   •   Aug 29, 2012 13:05 BST

A new shuttle between Stockholm Årsta and the Port of Gothenburg will come into service today. The shuttle provides companies throughout the Stockholm area with a rapid, environmentally smart link to key import and export markets.

Rise in Swedish exports to markets outside Europe

Rise in Swedish exports to markets outside Europe

Press Releases   •   Aug 22, 2012 08:00 BST

During the first six months of the year, the number of containers exported via the Port of Gothenburg rose by 3 per cent. This is a new volume record and a reflection of strong Swedish export volumes to markets outside Europe. Trade flows within Europe, however, continue to be weak. This is shown in the Port of Gothenburg half-yearly report presented today.

New forestry terminal opens at the Port of Gothenburg

New forestry terminal opens at the Port of Gothenburg

Press Releases   •   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.

Strong global trade flows – weaker in Europe

Strong global trade flows – weaker in Europe

Press Releases   •   Apr 27, 2012 08:47 BST

Global trade flows through the Port of Gothenburg continue to increase whereas trade in Europe is falling. This was revealed in the Port of Gothenburg quarterly report published today.

Safer approach for vessels through new collaboration

Safer approach for vessels through new collaboration

Press Releases   •   Mar 28, 2012 12:10 BST

Premiere: Today the National Shipping Administration VTS system and the pilot ordering system will join forces with the Port of Gothenburg approach and berthing system. The aim of this new collaboration is a quicker, safer and greener approach by vessels.

Strong spring – weak autumn at the largest port in Scandinavia

Strong spring – weak autumn at the largest port in Scandinavia

Press Releases   •   Feb 03, 2012 08:00 GMT

The beginning of 2011 was marked by a sharp rise in volumes at the Port of Gothenburg. During the summer however, growth levelled out and in the autumn, there was a fall in import and export volumes for several categories of goods. Despite this, the figures for 2011 reveal record volumes for container traffic.

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