Topics: Navigation, Vessels, Harbour
Stability in Port of Gothenburg Cargo Throughput Despite Uncertain Times
The Port of Gothenburg continues to maintain high volumes across most cargo segments, despite the ongoing economic slowdown both globally and domestically. This is evident from the Port of Gothenburg’s cargo volume report for the first half of 2023.
Digital port calls to reduce 1000 tons of CO2 emissions annually at the Port of Gothenburg
The Gothenburg Port Authority has started developing an entirely new digital port call solution in collaboration with maritime operators. In addition to reducing CO2 emissions by approximately 1000 tons per year, the solution “Digital Port Call” will lead to time and cost savings for vessels calling at the port. The tool is expected to be in use starting early 2024.
More than "just" containers on container ships
Even if container ships are optimized to handle containers in particular, there are nevertheless good opportunities to ship so-called breakbulk cargo far beyond the limitations of what can fit in a container. Not least on board the very largest container ships offering direct liner service between the Port of Gothenburg and ports in Asia and North America every week.
World's First Methanol Hybrid Fuel Cell Tug In Development – to be Deployed in the Port of Gothenburg
Today, the tug operator Svitzer launched the second phase of the company’s project to design for the world's first methanol hybrid fuel cell tug. The vessel is set to be deployed in the second half of 2025 and will operate in the Port of Gothenburg.
New agreement paves the way for the next step in Stena Line's relocation in Gothenburg
The Gothenburg Port Authority and Stena Line have today signed an agreement that enables the planned relocation of Stena Line's operations to Arendal in the Port of Gothenburg to enter an even more operational phase. The agreement includes the construction of the new terminal, as well as rental and leasing of the terminal area, including a new terminal building. The agreement spans over 25 years.
The Port of Gothenburg participates in the city’s 400th anniversary
It is finally time to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Gothenburg in the Gothenburg Freeport area! The city and the port have grown together symbiotically throughout history. The port has played an integral part in the city’s 400 year history, and continues to do so today. The port also plays a significant role as the city kicks off its 400th anniversary in the city’s Freeport area today.
Göran Eriksson to become Gothenburg Port Authority CEO in August
Today, it was announced that the Gothenburg Port Authority has appointed a new CEO. Göran Eriksson will succeed the current CEO, Elvir Dzanic, and assume his role on August 7th.
The Port of Gothenburg signs sister port agreement with the Port of Shenzhen
The agreement was signed during a visit to the Port of Gothenburg by a delegation of 20 people from Shenzhen last week. The purpose of the agreement is to strengthen cooperation between the ports on issues such as sustainable transport, volume growth, and new technology.
The Port of Gothenburg strengthens cooperation with the tech industry
The Port of Gothenburg is involved as a partner in an innovation platform that was launched today. The platform will bring the port closer to the local and global tech industry and serve as an accelerator for digital development and sustainable logistics solutions. Through collaboration in the platform network, the port will be able to take further steps in both innovation and sustainability.
Port of Gothenburg purchases shares in Eolus’s Västvind offshore project
The Gothenburg Port Authority will become a partner in Eolus’s Västvind offshore wind power project, outside Gothenburg. The farm will be able to generate renewable electricity corresponding to the current electricity consumption of all of Gothenburg.
Port of Gothenburg Q1 fright volumes report: Increased throughput despite import drop
During 2022, the volume of goods at the Port of Gothenburg increased, despite the global transport system's strained situation. The port also managed to gain market shares both in Sweden and Europe. As the first quarter of 2023 is summarized at the Port of Gothenburg, it is noted that the port continues to grow in several segments, while some slowdown is observed in others.
Traffic started on new container line between the Port of Gothenburg and Iceland
This morning, the shipping company Samskip's vessel Helgafell set sail from APM Terminal's short-sea terminal in the Port of Gothenburg for the first time. From now on the traffic will call at the terminal every week and then sail on to Faroese Runavik and Reykjavik in Iceland, arriving in Rotterdam four days later.
The Port of Gothenburg signs cooperative agreement with the Port of Los Angeles
Officials with the Port of Gothenburg Port of Los Angeles have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to further their relationship and cooperation on a number of key topics, including sustainability, digital and physical infrastructure, and potential trade opportunities. The agreement was signed at a ceremony at the Port of Los Angeles last week.
DFDS puts 20 electric trucks into service in Gothenburg
On 3 March, logistics company DFDS is launching a new fleet of 20 electric trucks in Gothenburg. This is the single biggest delivery of heavy electric trucks in the Nordic region. The new electric trucks will be based in the DFDS truck depot in Arendal, in the outer area of the Port of Gothenburg.
APM Terminals introduce priority for electric trucks in the container terminal at the Port of Gothenburg
As of 1 March, electric trucks are being granted priority passage and handling in the container terminal at the Port of Gothenburg. This initiative is being used by terminal operator APM Terminals to favour those haulage firms that have already started to convert their vehicle fleets, while at the same time giving an additional incentive to those considering investing in electrification.
Gothenburg named the best logistics location in Sweden
The Gothenburg region tops the list when leading Swedish industry magazine Intelligent Logistik annually ranks Sweden's best logistics locations. As Sweden's largest cargo hub, the Port of Gothenburg plays a decisive role in the award according to the jury, who state that the port's infrastructure, investment program and growing cargo volumes form a good basis for future growth in the region.
The Port of Gothenburg’s inspection vessel to be electrified
Having been in service around the clock as an inspection vessel at the Port of Gothenburg since 1979, it’s now time for M/S Hamnen to be converted to run on electrical power. This means the vessel can be expected to remain in the port’s service for many years to come.
Gothenburg Port Authority CEO Elvir Dzanic resigns - leaves his post in August
On Tuesday, Gothenburg Port Authority CEO Elvir Dzanic formally submitted his letter of resignation. Dzanic intends to continue leading the company together with Vice President Malin Collin until August 7.
New container line connects the Port of Gothenburg with Iceland
On April 5, the shipping company Samskip will call at APM Terminals in the Port of Gothenburg for the first time. The traffic will serve the container terminal every week and then sail on to Faroese Runavik and Reykjavik in Iceland, then arriving in Rotterdam four days later.
World-unique methanol bunkering carried out in the Port of Gothenburg
A milestone for the use of methanol as a marine fuel was achieved in the Port of Gothenburg on Monday, as methanol propelled vessel Stena Germanica was the first non-tanker vessel in the world to be bunkered with methanol ship to ship.