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.
It has been confirmed that the world's largest container ships – Triple E – will call at the Port of Gothenburg, Sweden. The ships, which can carry 18,000 containers, are currently being built at a shipyard in South Korea. The first call will be in August.
There is considerable interest in liquefied natural gas, LNG, in shipping and Swedish industry. This is revealed in a market screening conducted by Swedegas. New, stricter environmental stipulations for maritime fuel in Swedish waters from 2015, coupled with the need in industry to switch from oil, are the main reasons for changing to liquefied natural gas, LNG.