Tags: freight transport
Strong autumn for rail traffic at the Port of Gothenburg
During 2018, 398,000 TEUs were transported to or from the port by rail. The figures were strongest during the final quarter of the year when rail-borne container freight increased by 27 per cent. “The fact that long-distance freight transport is recovering at a higher rate is a clear indication of the growing confidence in the Container Terminal throughout the country".
Port of Gothenburg freight volumes 2018
Port of Gothenburg freight figures for 2018 have just been compiled. Container volumes rose by 17 per cent compared with the previous year. Energy products, intra-European ro-ro* units and new cars all fell by one per cent, albeit in relation to the high comparative figures for these three segments in 2017.
Gothenburg ro-ro traffic on the increase – European network expanding
The prospects for ro-ro traffic between Sweden and the continent are certainly looking bright. Volumes between Gothenburg and Belgium have increased for the ninth year in succession. Shipping companies are also in the process of expanding their networks from Gothenburg across large parts of Europe – often via the Belgian ports in Ghent and Zeebrugge, large hubs for intra-European ro-ro traffic.
Official opening of new combi terminal at the Port of Gothenburg
On Wednesday, the Arken Combi Terminal at the Port of Gothenburg was officially opened. Freight can now switch between road, rail and sea at the quayside, and can do so much more efficiently than before. The new terminal will result in higher freight capacity, improved transport efficiency, and cleaner air.
New freight service from Gothenburg to Rotterdam
The opening of a new freight service to Rotterdam will be a welcome development, presenting further opportunities for Swedish industry. The company behind the new service is the ro-ro* carrier CLdN, whose vessels will call at the Port of Gothenburg twice a week.
Intermodal terminal moves to the port of Gothenburg
Plans are in place to move the internmodal freight terminal currently located in the central city of Gothenburg to the Port of Gothenburg. The switch will allow a higher proportion of transport by rail instead of road.
Port of Gothenburg becomes new port of entry for Mazda in Sweden
Starting in July, the Port of Gothenburg will be the new port of entry for Mazda cars imported into Sweden. All cars destined for the Swedish market will now reach their owners via the largest port in Scandinavia.
Port of Gothenburg appoints new Harbour Master
The Port of Gothenburg has appointed a new Harbour Master – Åsa Kärnebro. Åsa has been deputy Harbour Master at the Port of Gothenburg since 2010. In her new position she has identified a number of ways to further strengthen the port's competitiveness, not only in Europe but also globally.
Sweden: Port of Gothenburg expands
The Port of Gothenburg, the largest port in Scandinavia, is set to expand with the construction of a new terminal at the outer port area. It is the largest expansion project at the port since the 1970s. The terminal will be built using dredging spoils and is expected to be completed at some point after 2020.
Port of Gothenburg offers natural gas bunkering
A growing number of ships worldwide run on liquefied natural gas, LNG. Now they can bunker this cleaner fuel alternative at the Port of Gothenburg. New regulations for LNG bunkering have been introduced by the Gothenburg Port Authority in collaboration with the Port of Rotterdam.
Substantial fall in sulphur emissions in Gothenburg
Measurements at the Port of Gothenburg show that sulphur emissions from ships have fallen by 80 per cent since stricter rules came into force at the turn of the year.
Port of Gothenburg new export port for Volvo cars to Russia and China
The Port of Gothenburg will be the new export port for Volvo cars to Finland, Russia and China. This will result in a new service to Finland and Russia and an increase in volume of around 30,000 cars each year.
New service between Gothenburg and Morocco
Swedish exports to Morocco are on the increase. The shipping company Seago Line is about to establish a new service to Casablanca and Agadir in Morocco. Swedish forest products and engineering products are just two examples of the freight that will be transported using this new service.
New deep sea service between the Port of Gothenburg and Japan
The Port of Gothenburg has acquired a new deep sea service to Japan. The service will be operated by the newly formed 2M Alliance – MSC and Maersk Line. Japan is a major importer of Swedish forest products.
Gothenburg best logistics location in Sweden
For the 14th year in succession, Gothenburg has been named the best logistics location in Sweden by the industry journal Intelligent Logistik. The deciding factors are that it has the largest port in the Nordic Region for both imports and exports, direct deep-sea services and the short distance from the import harbour to the warehouse.
Rise in car exports though the Port of Gothenburg
During 2014 the Port of Gothenburg reported a rise in car exports and a fall in oil volumes. This can be seen in the Port of Gothenburg volume report which is released today.
New forest terminal at the Port of Gothenburg
More sawmills throughout the Nordic region can now ship their timber via the Port of Gothenburg. A new transloading terminal for timber products has opened at the port. The terminal will be run by the family-owned company Sören Thyr AB.
OPDR chooses Port of Gothenburg
Swedish import and export companies can look forward to a new freight service to the United Kingdom and Spain. The German shipping company OPDR, in collaboration with X-Press Feeders, has established a new route from the Port of Gothenburg.
Chilli new DB Schenker Logistics customer at the Port of Gothenburg
The Port of Gothenburg is an ideal location to meet the logistics requirements of major import customers. That was the reason why interior design and furniture company Chilli AB has decided to move into the DB Schenker Logistics warehouse at Arendal.