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Sweden trade with Russia

Trade between Sweden and Russia halved in 2022. Sweden trade with Russia amounted to 18 billion kronor last year – down from 44 billion the year befor...
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Posted on February 22, 2023

Gotland Sweden – Clean freight deliveries

The Gotland region in Sweden is trying to counter climate change effects by working towards a goal of becoming fossil-fuel-free in 2040, which is five year...
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Posted on July 22, 2022

Container market share at Gothenburg

Container transport in Sweden is increasingly concentrated to the Nordic region’s largest port. The Port of Gothenburg’s market share of container frei...
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Posted on April 21, 2022

Gothenburg Terminal sees fastest growth in Sweden

Figures from the Swedish Ports Association show that the largest ports in Sweden attract significant growth, while smaller ports experience declining volum...
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Posted on January 7, 2021

Turkey makes first electric bus exports to Sweden

An automotive manufacturing company in Turkey has exported its electric urban bus brand MD9 electriCITY to Sweden, making the very first exports of the veh...
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Posted on November 18, 2020

Freight Ferry terminal moves to new Stockholm Norvik Port in Sweden

One of the major ferry companies in the Nordic area has moved its Nynäshamn ferry terminal to the newly constructed Stockholm Norvik Port. The terminal...
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Posted on November 10, 2020

EU companies selling surveillance tools to China

A human rights organisation has found that three companies based in France, Sweden and the Netherlands exported digital surveillance systems, such as facia...
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Posted on September 20, 2020

Stockholm Ro-Ro port to open

Ninety percent of imports arrive in Sweden by sea, and the Stockholm region takes half of Sweden’s entire consumption. The opening of the new contain...
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Posted on May 29, 2020

First Containership Arrives at Newest Port in Sweden

A containership yesterday claimed the maiden call at the newest freight port in Sweden, Stockholm Norvik Port, following the completion of a long port cons...
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Posted on May 28, 2020

New Freight Service Sweden – Denmark

A new crossing between Halmstad in Sweden and Grenaa in Denmark will offer considerable freight capacity as well as passenger facilities. The Transport mi...
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Posted on February 11, 2020

Container Terminal in Sweden growing

A new greenfield container terminal at the Port of Gävle, Sweden is to be developed based on finance from a Swedish investment company. Gävle is Swede...
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Posted on March 17, 2019

Sweden relieved as port strike cancelled

A strike guaranteed to delay Swedish exports and imports has been cancelled at the last minute. Dockworkers and employers signed a deal which ended year...
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Posted on March 13, 2019

Ethiopia exports coffee beans

In the 2018/2019 financial year, Ethiopia produced about 426,000 metric tons of coffee, and exported nearly 4 million bags. Africa’s largest coffee prod...
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Posted on March 6, 2019

Port of Gothenburg freight volumes 2018

The Port of Gothenburg freight figures for 2018 have just been published. Container volumes increased by 17 per cent compared with the previous year. T...
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Posted on January 31, 2019

Exports to Sweden

From January to September 2018, Belarus almost doubled its exports to Sweden, according to information from the Belarusian embassy in Sweden. Since Jan...
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Posted on November 18, 2018

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 alm...
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Posted on August 28, 2018

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, Finla...
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Posted on April 23, 2018

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 t...
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Posted on January 23, 2018

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...
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Posted on January 22, 2018

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 co...
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Posted on September 7, 2017

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 ...
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Posted on June 28, 2017

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 th...
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Posted on June 6, 2017

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 w...
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Posted on December 30, 2016

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...
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Posted on October 31, 2016

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 ...
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Posted on October 24, 2016

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 f...
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Posted on June 25, 2016

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 Tra...
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Posted on May 13, 2016

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 ...
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Posted on April 5, 2016

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 th...
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Posted on April 4, 2016

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...
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Posted on February 14, 2016

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. Export...
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Posted on February 6, 2016

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 o...
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Posted on January 17, 2016

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 ...
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Posted on October 18, 2015

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 Sw...
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Posted on April 14, 2015

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 p...
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Posted on October 30, 2014

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 newspaper...
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Posted on July 8, 2014

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 encoura...
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Posted on July 3, 2014

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 Sw...
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Posted on June 29, 2014

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 201...
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Posted on June 23, 2014

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 do...
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Posted on June 22, 2014

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 co...
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Posted on May 21, 2014

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 indust...
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Posted on April 17, 2014

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 ...
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Posted on April 15, 2014

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 ...
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Posted on January 9, 2014

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...
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Posted on December 31, 2013

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 O...
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Posted on December 8, 2013

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 ...
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Posted on December 7, 2013

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 fore...
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Posted on November 18, 2013

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 quarte...
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Posted on August 23, 2013

‘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 limi...
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Posted on June 22, 2013
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