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.
Port of Gothenburg
With the UK set to leave the EU on Thursday, October 31, the Port of Gothenburg is getting ready to deal with the effects and consequences it will incur for ship freights between Sweden and the UK and the handling of non-UK bound freight at the port.
Volvo Trucks’ autonomous vehicle Vera will become part of a solution to transport goods from DFDS’ logistics center to an APM terminal in the Port of Gothenburg, Sweden. The vehicle has a maximum speed of 40 km/hr (25 miles/hr). Last year, Volvo Trucks launched its first electric, autonomous solution, aimed to operate on repetitive assignments in logistics centers, factories and ports.
The Port of Gothenburg announced that construction of the Svea Terminal, a new rail connected crossdocking terminal for forest products, is now under way. The new terminal will be offering weather-protected transloading right beside the port’s ro-ro and container terminals. Operations will begin during the first half of 2020.
A new agreement between FordonsGas and Swedengas will enable the bunkering liquefied biogas (LBG) at the Port of Gothenburg. Under this agreement, the two mentioned companies will supply the fuel to vessels at the port.
According to the port of Gothenburg, it achieved a milestone in light of the largest development project that has been conducted in 40 years. The first phase of the water-based work has been completed, while the construction of 220,000 square metre terminal will be on the next phase. The terminal is planned to be completed in 2025.
The previous week, the port of Gothenburg launched a digital application to make bunkering operations at the port easier and more efficient. The ‘bunkering app’ is one of the first in the world to offer this range of functionality.
During 2018, 398,000 TEUs were transported to or from the Port of Gothenburg by rail. This fact is indicating the increasing confidence in the Container Terminal throughout the country, according to Claes Sundmark, Vice President, Container, Ro-Ro and Rail at Gothenburg Port Authority. During 2018, rail-borne container volumes to and from the Port of Gothenburg rose by 13%.
Port of Gothenburg has published its 2018 freight figures. Container volumes rose by 17% compared with the previous year. Energy products, intra-European ro-ro units and new cars all decreased by 1%, albeit in relation to the high comparative figures for these three segments in 2017.
Swedish shipping company Terntank became the first operator to take on LNG and liquefied biogas (LBG) at the new bunkering facility at the Port of Gothenburg, on 27 November. Not only liquefied natural gas, LNG, but also liquefied biogas, LBG.
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