Port of Gothenburg’s new transshipment terminal known as “Svea Terminal” will be soon fully operational, as it is expected to open its doors during autumn.
Port of Gothenburg
Overcoming the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Port of Gothenburg announced positive results in its freight volums which remained high during the first quarter of 2020.
Most ports throughout the world have been forced to re-examine their routines, as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak. With this in mind, Port of Gothenburg noted the pandemic could accelerate digitalization in what is an otherwise conservative shipping industry.
Following the COVID-19 oubreak, Port of Gothenburg announced that continues its freight operations as normal. Although, due to the large amount of passengers and crewmembers within the cruises’ arrivals, the port has set several safety measures to avoid the spread of the disease.
The Port of Gothenburg Authority announced that from now on, on its own initiative, will request a Maritime Declaration of Health from all vessels calling at the port, beginning from Monday, February 3, 2020, until further notice.
Port of Gothenburg recently published its freight figures for 2019, presenting a growth in its container volumes. Specifically, 456.000 TEU were transported through the port’s rail infrastructure, marking the largest rail volume in the port’s 400-year history.
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.
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.
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