It is known that the coronavirus outbreak created major disruptions and imbalances into the shipping and the container industry.

"Right now, our export customers are experiencing a deficit of empty containers for their export cargo"... said Jacob Minnhagen Senior Market Development Manager at the Gothenburg Port Authority.

In light of the situation, Port of Gothenburg decided to launch an initiative, so as to boost container storage for Swedish export customers.

Namely, the “Empty Container Initiative” campaign goals to keep balance within the container traffic and maintain empty containers' supply.

Therefore, the Port of Gothenburg authority along with its Railport partners, are now providing special conditions for increasing the supply of empty containers.

As explained, the exact offers vary on the conditions for each player, but can for example apply to storage, inspection and handling of empty containers.

"This is a unique measure we have been able to put together very quickly, only in recent days. We have received a great response from the actors involved, and we are pleased that they can act quickly to facilitate the situation for the Swedish export industry"...Jacob Minnhagen added.

Concluding, behind the campaign are: Gothenburg Roro Terminal (Gothenburg); Jula Logistics AB (Falköping); Logent (Gothenburg); Logent (Hallsberg); Lundby Container Service (Gothenburg); M4 (Eskilstuna); Medlog Gothenburg AB (Gothenburg); M.C.R. – Mobile Container Repair AB (Gothenburg); PGF AB (Vaggeryd); TRANSAB (Nässjö); and Vänerexpressen AB (Insjön/Karlstad).