Although the Swedish container market has noted a slight fall of 1%, during the first half of 2019, the Port of Gothenburg announced a steady rise in market share and volume. In the period between January and September this year, the records reported 4% rise, due to large arrival of hinterland rail volumes at the port.
After a downturn period in 2016-2017, container traffic at the Port of Gothenburg is now fully recovered and continues increasing. The port’s “come back” was specifically marked in 2018 with road-based traffic from western Sweden and its hinterland gradually returning to the Port of Gothenburg.
According to Gothenburg’s Port Authority statistics, 2019 was also a successful year, as the port continued its high volumes, in comparison with the rest of Sweden. The rise in cargo that discharges from the whole Sweden to the Port of Gothenburg, is proven by existed statistics for rail-based container traffic. While the most of the island cargo arriving at the port by rail, and the volumes increasing by 20% between January and September, the long-distance volumes from northern and eastern Sweden are also turning back.
The Port of Gothenburg serves the whole of Sweden and the current trend is underpinned by our continued nationwide upturn in the container sector. The focus at the Port of Gothenburg is on ensuring industry has uninterrupted access to external markets, despite an uncertain business climate and a cautious domestic market.
… as noted by the Chief executive of Gothenburg’s Port, Elvir Dzanic.
The following freight volumes January – September 2019, published by the Port of Gothenburg Authority.
Being one of the biggest container shipping network in Scandinavia, Port of Gothenburg, reported earlier this month, its plans in doubling the volume of containers transported by rail to and from the port by 2022.