Gothenburg grows container volumes

The Port of Gothenburg grew container volumes in 2019 for the second year in succession.

Container freight from the whole of Sweden is being increasingly channelled to the Port of Gothenburg by rail. 


During 2019, 456,000 TEUs passed through the port by rail, up 14 percent on the previous year. The volume of containerised freight moving into or out of the port by rail rose from an already record-breaking level. The share of quay turnover transported to or from the port by rail is unequalled by any other major international port in the world.


Elvir Dzanic, chief executive, Gothenburg Port Authority, commented: “Growth in rail volumes is reassuring on several levels. The fact that we are the port of Sweden – from north to south – is very obvious. It is also confirmation that our investment in the port’s transshipment potential and rail infrastructure is the right path to follow,” 

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