Gothenburg News

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

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

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

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 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

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

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 per...
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Posted on May 26, 2013

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...
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Posted on April 30, 2013

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...
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Posted on January 22, 2013

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 krono...
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Posted on January 4, 2013

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...
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Posted on November 15, 2012

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...
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Posted on November 14, 2012

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 comm...
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Posted on November 13, 2012

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 cor...
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Posted on November 12, 2012

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 lin...
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Posted on October 19, 2012

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 c...
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Posted on September 22, 2012

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 Gothen...
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Posted on April 29, 2012

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. ...
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Posted on December 3, 2011

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 achie...
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Posted on November 1, 2011

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 g...
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Posted on August 20, 2011
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