Port Wings News Network:
From January to September 2018, 560,000 containers (TEU) were handled at the Port of Gothenburg. Container traffic is up 20% compared with the preceding year, and energy product flows remain consistently strong. New car figures rose by 4% but now appear to be levelling off, albeit at a high level.
During the first nine months of the year, container traffic increased by 20% and rail traffic by 7%.
Energy products totalled 17.7 million tonnes, up 2% on the corresponding period last year. Intra-European ro-ro traffic remained unchanged, whilst new car movements revealed a YTD rise of 4% despite a slight fall in September.
The Port of Gothenburg is the largest port in the Nordic region. 30 per cent of Swedish foreign trade passes through the Port of Gothenburg as well as 60 per cent of all container traffic.
The Port of Gothenburg is the only port in Sweden with the capacity to receive the world’s largest container vessels and has the broadest range of shipping routes within and outside Europe. The 25 rail shuttles that depart each day mean that companies throughout Sweden and Norway have a direct, environmentally smart link to the largest port in the Nordic region. The Port of Gothenburg has terminals for oil, cars, ro-ro, containers and passengers.