Subjects: Navigation, Vessels, Harbour
Freight volumes increase at the Port of Gothenburg despite the ongoing pandemic
The logistics system remains under extreme pressure as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, which has now entered its third year. Despite this, the Port of Gothenburg has weathered the storm well, reporting volume growth during the period and particularly during 2021.
Stena Line and the Gothenburg Port Authority move forward in Stena Line terminal relocation discussions
Stena Line and the Gothenburg Port Authority will work together to enable the relocation of Stena Line's terminals and operations from central Gothenburg to Arendal from 2027. A new ferry location will promote Stena Line's conditions for growth and implement future initiatives to meet its goal of completely fossil-free operations in 2050.
Service ship to be converted to hybrid operation – saves 680 tonnes of carbon dioxide
During the second quarter of 2022 the service ship Northern Skagerrak will be converted to hybrid operation. It will run mostly using electric power although there will also be an auxiliary engine that runs on the renewable fuel HVO.
Highest November volume ever for containers at the Port of Gothenburg
The volume report recently published by the Port of Gothenburg reveals record-breaking container figures for November. All the more significant in a year marked by a host of unprecedented events, including the accidental blocking of the Suez Canal and the Covid-19 pandemic, which continues to hold the world in its grip.
Environment and efficiency benefits with new vessel on Gothenburg-Zeebrugge route
On Monday morning, shipping company CLdN's newly built vessel made her first call at the Port of Gothenburg. Faustine is the company's most advanced vessel and can be operated on liquefied natural gas or biogas. Now she will deploy the route between the Port of Gothenburg and Zeebrugge. Today, the ship will reach Zeebrugge loaded with Swedish export goods for the first time.
Green trucks to get priority at Port of Gothenburg terminals
In a concerted effort to incentivise haulage companies to increase the proportion of emission-free trucks more rapidly, two terminal operators at the Port of Gothenburg join forces as part of a new project named “Green Priority”. The purpose is to reduce the threshold for the greening of the haulage companies’ vehicle fleets.
Improved port access following opening of Halvors Länk interchange
Today we will see the opening of the Halvors Länk interchange. The new road system will allow freight traffic on the Hisingsleden highway bound for the Port of Gothenburg to be separated from traffic heading for the Älvsborg Bridge, offering improved access and reduced transport times.
Additional departures and doubling of rail capacity between the Port of Gothenburg and Piteå
The number of rail departures between the Port of Gothenburg and Piteå is being increased from one a week to two. The shuttle service offers a significant reduction in carbon emissions and cuts the transport time by almost a week.
Gothenburg a step closer to becoming a hub for transport of captured carbon dioxide
The Swedish Energy Agency has approved the partial funding of the collaborative project CinfraCap, bringing the region a step closer to a carbon capture infrastructure at the Port of Gothenburg. The infrastructure at the Port of Gothenburg could be of crucial significance to the transport of captured carbon dioxide from the entire country to a sub-seabed repository.
Unloading of Almirante Storni proceeding according to plan
Since the bulk carrier Almirante Storni called at the port of Gothenburg on Saturday, the job of extinguishing and unloading the damaged goods on the ship has been ongoing in parallel. The work has continued during the night until Sunday and continues continuously and according to plan.
Fossil-free last mile transport for rail shuttles operating to and from the Port of Gothenburg
Eskilstuna, Hallsberg and Jönköping are three of the most important freight distribution hubs in Sweden. The Port of Gothenburg is linking these towns to the continent with 19 departures each week. The freight carried on the shuttles is transported by truck between the terminals and local warehouses and logistics centres. Since November 5, these transport movements are fossil-free.
Hydrogen production facility planned for the Port of Gothenburg
The Port of Gothenburg and Norwegian energy company Statkraft are planning to construct a hydrogen production facility at the port, with operations due to commence in 2023. Initially the facility will have a capacity of four MW, producing up to two tonnes of hydrogen per day.
Volumes increase at the Port of Gothenburg as transport demand remains high
Freight volumes continue to increase at the Port of Gothenburg. This can be seen from newly published figures covering the period up to the end of September. On the container side, volumes rose by 16 per cent during the third quarter, despite continued disruption in global freight flows in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Smart freight tracking system at the Port of Gothenburg goes live
The largest port in Scandinavia is seeking to enhance customer benefit through digitalised freight tracking. The Port Optimizer™ Track & Trace app is being launched by the Port Authority of Gothenburg to make it easier for freight owners and rail and terminal operators to track their freight in real time from quayside to inland destination.
Dredge spoil disposal system planned for fairway deepening project
In order to receive the world’s largest oceangoing vessels, the fairway leading into the Port of Gothenburg needs to be deepened by around four metres and six kilometres of fairway need to be dredged. Around 13.5 million cubic metres of spoils will need to be excavated and transported to a designated water area off the island of Vinga.
Unique Berth Planner tool goes live
The launch of the new digital Berth Planner tool, Allberth, is under way. The first to use this new smart service is Port Control – which receives all calls at the Port of Gothenburg – and the safety and security coordinators at the Energy Terminal. External users will gradually join the system.
“Allberth is long awaited and much sought after. With Allberth we now have a berth planning tool tha
New rail shuttle from Middle Sweden to the Port of Gothenburg boosts forest product exports
A new rail shuttle is about to begin transporting timber products from Malungsfors in Dalarna to Asia via the Port of Gothenburg. The new shuttle will generate substantial carbon savings and logistical benefits, consolidating the port as the principal hub for the export of Swedish timber products.
Port of Gothenburg freight flows rise despite global disruptions
Freight volumes continued to rise at the Port of Gothenburg during the first six months of the year, reaching their highest during the second quarter. This was despite major disruptions in global freight flows in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic and the subsequent impact on logistics systems.
Port of Gothenburg classed as excellent in gender equality survey
The Port of Gothenburg has been named as one of the top 10 per cent of employers in Sweden who are committed to gender equality in the workplace. This is revealed in a survey for 2020 conducted by the Institute of Human Resource Indicators.
Unique charging and hydrogen filling station to be built in the Port of Gothenburg
A set of measures to speed up the transition to fossil-free transport, is about to be put into action at the Port of Gothenburg. The initial step: the first open-access facility in the Nordic region for electric charging and hydrogen gas for heavy goods vehicles, will become operational in 2022.