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Swedish healthcare industry booming in China

China's aging population has created a growing market for healthcare products from Sweden. Swedish exports of medical and pharmaceutical products have almost doubled in the period of four years, with China becoming an increasingly important market for healthcare companies in ...Read More

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Stockholm summit with Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and India

The Indian  Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Sweden last week for trade talks. A Nordic-Indian summit took place with the leaders of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Modi and Löfven, the Prime Minister of Sweden. Sweden has been courting India recently, ...Read More

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Gothenburg container port endangered by industrial dispute

The CEO explained: “We had hoped for a recovery towards the end of the year in the absence of any industrial action since last summer. But this was not the case. The message from the freight owners is loud and ...Read More

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Port of Gothenburg 2017 container volume falls

The Port of Gothenburg in Sweden had its worst year ever for container volumes in 2017, due to prolonged labour issues. The number of boxes moving through the port plunged 19% to 644,000 teu from 798,000 teu in the previous ...Read More

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Gothenburg Reports fall in Freight Containers Handled

The Port of Gothenburg has reported an unprecedented fall in freight container volumes for the first six months of the year; a 22% fall in the number of containers shipped is the biggest decrease in the history of the port. ...Read More

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Rail freight from China to Scandinavia

A new rail freight service, we can now transport containers all the way from China, through Russia and Belarus, to Sweden by rail. Previously, the freight was unloaded in Karpin, just outside Warsaw in Poland, before being forwardewd by road ...Read More

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Swedish Exporters Struggle

The economy in Sweden slowed at the start of the year as exports tried to maintain momentum, dulling a housing-fueled investment and consumption boom in the largest Nordic economy. Gross domestic product in Sweden grew 0.4 percent in the first ...Read More

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Romania – Sweden rail freight service

A new rail freight service will begin during January, linking Curtici near Arad in western Romania with major logistics centres in Sweden. The service will join two existing freight routes, to form the ‘first unified rail connection’ between Romania and ...Read More

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Sweden exports more to Nigeria

Nigeria’s trade exports to Sweden have continued to increase reaching N222.713 billion as at 2015 while exports from Sweden to Nigeria is N74.237 billion according to Swedish Minister for European Union (EU) Affairs and Trade, Mrs. Ann Linde. Speaking to ...Read More

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Wood Exports from Sweden in July up 5%

Significant increases in exports of softwood lumber and planed lumber to Africa (+3%), and particularly to Asia (+42%), led to an increase in exports from Sweden by a total of 5% to approximately 986,000m³ in July. Concerning sales in Africa, ...Read More

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Electric-highway test for freight haulers begins in Sweden

The world’s freight moves via trucks. Even when cargo is flown or shipped in containers around the world, delivery to the end of the supply chain is by freight lorry. And while the carbon footprint for a freight truck is ...Read More

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Sweden introduces 730m-long freight trains

Regular operation of 730m-long freight trains began in Sweden on April 28, following the completion of a multi-annual project by infrastructure manager Trafikverket to accommodate longer trains. Hector Rail is now operating 730m-long freight trains on the Hallsberg/Katrineholm - Malmö ...Read More

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Rail bridge in Gothenburg Port opens

A new rail bridge over the Göta Älv River – the South Marieholm Bridge – opened to traffic on 31 March. The new double-track bridge will result in a long-awaited expansion of rail capacity to and from the largest cargo ...Read More

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Officials urged to resist Sweden’s plan to ban lobster imports

The lobster fishing and export industries in Maine, USA, are moving swiftly to pressure the European Union not to approve a proposal from Sweden to list the American lobster as an invasive species. This listing would effectively ban 28 EU ...Read More

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Sweden expects trade with India to grow in 2016

After a lull in bilateral trade with India from 2011 to 2013, Sweden saw an increase in trade with India in 2015 and expects its trade prospects to be much better in 2016. During the first nine calendar months of ...Read More

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Timber exports from Sweden rise

Swedish exports of sawn and planed softwood were up 5% in January-November 2015 compared with the same period 2014, according to Statistics Sweden. Exports in November were up 2% compared with the same month last year. Sweden’s biggest export market ...Read More

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Sweden can provide clean tech to India

With deteriorating air quality becoming an area of concern, Sweden said it is keen to provide clean technology solutions to India. "Sweden has many years of experience in the field of clean technology. The much debated air quality, for example, ...Read More

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Heavy Industry Gains Lustre as Sweden Pushes to Save Exports

Sweden wants to concentrate on heavy industry to strengthen exports. Having nourished fast-growing tech and gaming companies like Spotify and King, Sweden plans to boost exports by helping its manufacturing sector regain some of its former shine, says Enterprise Minister ...Read More

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Sweden exports bread to France

Sweden has a long tradition of making products such as milk, margarine, bread, coffee and buns and Spirits are the crown jewel of the export industry of Sweden. France and the US are the current core customers outside of Scandinavia, ...Read More

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Finland Post to cease air and sea freight business in Scandinavia

Finland’s postal operator, Itella, said it will abandon its business activities in the fields of air and sea freight in Scandinavia in order to improve profitability within the organisation. Itella will give up service warehouses in Sweden, Norway and Denmark ...Read More

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Shipping to cost more

The increased cost of shipping cause by the EU Sulphur Directive, is finally making the headlines. Letters and articles are appearing in national newspapers pointing out that in the absence of any derogation from this directive, which is due to ...Read More

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Gothenburg port offers discount for LNG

At the vanguard in offering LNG as a bunker fuel, the Port of Gothenburg will offer reductions in port tariffs for LNG-fuelled vessels, in a bid to encourage owners to adopt the fuel. The discount, which will come into effect ...Read More

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Majority in Sweden against weapons exports

Sweden has become a major world supplier of arms, but most Swedes are against having weapons exports at all, a new study has revealed. Just over half of Swedish people say no to weapon exports, a survey from pollster Ipsos ...Read More

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Danish exports to Sweden gathering pace

Recent figures from the Danish export council - Danmarks Eksportråd - show that Danish exports to Sweden are expected to increase by three percent in 2014 and a further 4.4 percent in 2015. This means that exports to Sweden are ...Read More

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Surge in Imports to Sweden

The economy of Sweden contracted in the first quarter of 2014 as imports surged, masking a gain in consumer spending and a recovery in exports. Gross domestic product shrank 0.1 percent in the three months to March, Statistics Sweden said ...Read More

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Sweden defence exports soar

As the third largest arms exporter per capita after Israel and Russia, Sweden's booming industry has stirred up ethical concerns among Swedes about some countries it is doing business with. Sweden-based firms including BAE Systems and Bofors have been hugely ...Read More

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US craft brewers export beer around the world

Small independent U.S. craft brewers are exporting all over the world, from Sweden to Japan. The tables in the global beer garden have turned: An industry which started in the U.S.A three decades ago by emulating styles brewed in other ...Read More

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Anarchy Brew Co exports first shipment to Sweden

A North East brewery is preparing to bring it’s own brand of chaos to Scandinavia after being sought out to export its beers to Sweden. Morpeth-based Anarchy Brew Co has sent its first shipment abroad. The company will now need ...Read More

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Sweden timber exports to China to triple

Swedish exports of sawn wood products to China is increasing rapidly. This fact was confirmed during Sino-Swedish Wood Day, a Swedish initiative and event designed to further increase interest in Swedish wood products in China. Sino-Swedish Wood Day, a conference ...Read More

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SwedenExports down

Sweden's trade surplus in November remained the same as for the previous month, the latest figures from Statistics Sweden revealed. The trade surplus was SEK 4 billion, steady compared with October. In November 2012, the net trade surplus was SEK ...Read More

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Freight Train takes the strain

The equivalent of approximately 12500 freight truckloads per year is transported to Northern Norway by train.  The freight train travels from Alnabru in Oslo to Narvik in the north via Kiruna in Sweden.  This takes about 26 hours, which is ...Read More

Additional Freight Services to Arctic Circle

The Finnmark region in Norway will soon benefit from additional freight services supplied by a combination of rail and truck. The town of Narvik currently has three freight train services from Oslo per week.  From February there will be three ...Read More

Immigrants Increase Exports from Sweden

A recently published study in Sweden says that foreign-born workers increase Swedish companies' export activities.  According to the study, for every foreign-born person employed by a Swedish manufacturing company, the export to that person's homeland increases by almost one per ...Read More

Exports from Sweden slow

Official Swedish Statistics show that exports, which account for about half the Swedish economy, fell from the same period a year ago for the second quarter in a row. The Swedish economy has contracted due to declining exports to key ...Read More

‘Mega Freight Trucks threaten roads’ MEP

An MEP who is also UKIP's Transport spokesman says that extra long freight lorries will result in deaths, road wear congestion and pollution.  Weight limits have been increased in Finland from 60 to 70 tonnes, and in Sweden trails are ...Read More

Gothenburg Increase in Crude Oil Imports

During the first quarter of 2013, 5.5 million tonnes of crude oil and other energy products were handled by the port of Gothenburg, an increase of five percent over the previous year.  The total volume of freight through the port ...Read More

New Rail Freight Terminal for Sweden

Karlskrona in Sweden is to be the site of a new rail freight terminal, which will improve inter-modal transport options for freight forwarders and industry.Once the terminal is up and running, there are plans to introduce a rail service from ...Read More

Swedish Freight Standstill

Unless employers and unions come to an agreement beforehand, industrial action is likely to bring freight in Sweden to a standstill later this week.  Sweden's biggest export groups are putting pressure on freight industry employers to resolve the impasse caused ...Read More

Freight Disruption Sweden

The Transport Workers Union of Sweden has given final notice of industrial action to the employers' association.  From tomorrow, freight forwarding traffic is likely to be disrupted as unions claim that employers are not offering a satisfactory wage increase. In ...Read More

Freight Forwarding Cartel in Sweden?

The Swedish Competition authority has begun investigation into whether leading companies in the home/office removal sector of freight forwarding are breaching competition law. It is suspected that some companies have made illegal arrangements to split the country into regions and ...Read More

Freight Forwarding Investigated in Sweden

The competition authority in Sweden has begun an investigation into suspected anti-competition operations in the home and office removal sector. The Swedish Competition Authority conducted pre-dawn raids on 10 logistics operators in the Stockholm and Joenkoeping areas on April 2.

Norway exports waste

Norway has been exporting its waste to neighbouring Sweden, to fuel that country's heat producing incinerators.  Sweden has more burning capacity than Refuse Derived Fuel, so Norway is paying its neighbour to take delivery of its excess RDF. The ashes ...Read More

Sweden Imports Refuse Derived Fuel

Sweden has been forced to import rubbish to fuel its waste-to-energy incineration program. The specially prepared waste product, called Refuse Derived Fuel, is compressed into blocks to burn in electricity generation.  The country's small population of 9.5 million is so ...Read More

Freight Vehicles in Sweden – stronger regulations

Following a serious accident involving three freight lorries earlier this month, the Department of Transport in Sweden is considering stricter laws to regulate the operation of lorries.  New winter rules are likely to cover traction system standards, HGV speeds and ...Read More

Freight lorry accident in Sweden

There was  a serious accident in Sweden, north east of Helsingborg, on 15 January involving three commercial freight lorries.  Two of the lorries were though to be foreign-operated.  The three trucks collided heading north across the Tranarps Bridge.  It took ...Read More

Smugglers arrested in Gothenburg, Sweden

Two British men have been arrested in Gothenburg, charged with bringing illegal imports of garlic into the EU.  Since the imposition of a heavy import tax on garlic from China, smugglers have been trading huge quantities of the vegetable, usually ...Read More

Garlic smuggled from China

A huge illicit trade in imports of garlic from China to the EU countries has been growing up since 2001.  The EU imposed a 9.6% duty on garlic imports to try and stop Europe's garlic towers being driven out of ...Read More

Gothenburg congestion charge

From the first of this month, all drivers - including those driving freight vehicles - will pay a congestion charge on weekdays between eight and 18 kronor (between $1 and $3 ) depending on the time of day, with an upper ...Read More

Rail Freight improvement in Sweden

Rail Freight to and from Gothenburg, Sweden, increased by 10%in quarter 3 in comparison with 2011.  Rail traffic to and from Gothenburg currently replaces around 700 freight truck movements per day. Around 26 rail shuttles offer daily departures; the latest ...Read More

Downturn in Auto Freight through Sweden

Of all the freight cargo moving through Gothenburg port this year, the biggest fall in volumes has been in cars. During the third quarter, 30 000 cars were shipped, compared with 45 000 in  2011.  These figures cover movement of ...Read More

Swedish Imports/Exports stable

Although growth in imports and exports through Gothenburg was down slightly in January - September, volumes in the third quarter increased.  The most common containerised export goods from Sweden are paper, timber products, industrial components and steel. Imports are mainly ...Read More

Gothenburg container volume increase

Contrary to expectations, container volumes through the Port of Gothenburg, Sweden - the largest port in the Nordic region - were 4% higher than in the corresponding period last year. Rail freight and oil freight are increasing in volume, but ...Read More

Rail Freight plans for Sweden

One of the main elements of Sweden's planned investment in rail freight will be on the Eastern Link rail network between Jaerna and Linkoeping.   This line is used as the south western freight hub for rail cargo to Copenhagen ...Read More

Sweden Investment in Rail Freight

The Transport Ministry of Sweden is proposing an ambitious plan to modernise railway lines.  Two thirds of them withal be allocated as primary rail freight corridors serving ports and airports.  The investment of Skr 55 billion is the largest amount ...Read More

Container Record at Gothenburg

Container exports through the port of Gothenburg were at their highest ever in the first six months of the year. this was mainly due to strong exports to countries outside of Europe. A new deep sea service between Gothenburg and ...Read More

Sweden – India Route

An international logistics operator has launched two new LCL ocean freight services between India and Sweden and between India and the UK. The Swedish service will be  direct from Nhava Sheva to Gothenburg and transit time will be reduced to ...Read More

Freight Driver shortage

Most countries in Europe are experiencing a severe shortage of freight truck drivers, as the career is less attractive to younger people.  In Germany around 40% ofdrivers will retire over the next 10-15 years. In Sweden half of all road ...Read More

New Tax for Sweden’s Shipping?

The Ministry of Finance in Sweden is considering placing a new tonnage levy on shipping.  It would be calculated agains ship capacity and cargo departing Swedish ports.  The shipowners' association in Sweden has been lobbying the government for tax reform ...Read More

Swedish Exports Strong

Exports from Sweden are supporting the economy in the face of the eurozone debt crisis.  Exports grew by 1.7 in the second quarter of 2012, although exporters are now seeing orders slowing down as recovery in the USA stalls and ...Read More

Cabotage Protest for Nordics

Freight transport companies and organisations in Denmark, Sweden and Norway are calling on their governments to temporarily opt-out of the EU cabotage rules. The trucking companies say that unfair competition from lower cost base trucking companies from the Baltic states ...Read More

Asia link for Gothenburg

A new shipping service between the Far East and Europe has added a call at Gothnburg, Sweden to its route. This is the second weekly service linking Gothenburg with Asia, and will provide links to the China - at the ...Read More

Freight Conditions under Review

The General Conditions of the Nordic Association of Freight Forwarders are generally used within the Nordic countries (ie, Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland) to regulate the rights and obligations of parties to a freight contract. The current edition of this ...Read More

Gothenburg Logistics Area Grows

A major tyre supplier will be the first company to set up its operations in the new Tankgatan logistics area adjacent to the port of Gothenburg in Sweden. Companies linked to logistics and port operations are in the process of establishing ...Read More

Gothenburg to be ‘freight hub of Scandinavia’

According to the Chairman of Gothenburg ports, that is the stated aim of port situated on the West Coast of Sweden and new investment will help it to achieve that aim. In October  APMT Ports acquired the Skandia Container Terminal, ...Read More

Gothenburg receives award

The Port of Gothenburg in Sweden received an environmental award in London last month.  The Sustainable Shipping Award for Environmental Protection, was given for the port's environmental and climate initiatives. Together with shipping companies and environmental organisations, the port has ...Read More