The Swedish economy will lose out on SEK4.5bn (US$510m) as a result of a long-term conflict between dockworkers and APM Terminals at the Port of Gothenburg, a new report has found.
The Port of Gothenburg’s combi terminal has officially opened enabling freight to more efficiently switch between road, rail and sea.
Port of Gothenburg has seen a 19% fall in container volumes as it deals with an ongoing labour dispute.
Sweden’s Port of Gothenburg will not increase tariffs in 2018, keeping the figures at the same level as in 2015.
Port of Gothenburg is suffering the fallout from the ongoing labour dispute with figures showing an unprecedented fall in container volumes.
A study on the impact of mega-ships on Gothenburg by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) says that an integrated ports policy is needed in Sweden in order to ensure Gothenburg stays competitive in future.
Sandahlsbolagen Sweden AB has signed a five-year agreement with Gothenburg Port Authority to operate the new intermodal terminal at the port due to commence operations in December 2017.
Following Preem's investment of 355 million kronor in a new facility at the Port of Gothenburg a year ago, annual production has been doubled to help meet the government's strict emission targets.
Plans are in place to move the freight terminal currently located in the central city of Gothenburg to the Port of Gothenburg to allow for a higher proportion of transport by rail instead of road.
The Swedish Dockworkers' Union, Hamn 4:an has dropped its threat of industrial action at Gothenburg and has informed APM Terminals that it is willing to continue its dialogue with the global operator.
Alex Hughes examines the often arm's length relationship between terminals and rail
The ports of Rotterdam and Gothenburg have formed a strategic alliance to accelerate the use of LNG as a maritime fuel, which they view as an important opportunity for the maritime industry to comply with the new sulphur directive coming into force in 2015.
Which comes first, the LNG bunkering facility or the LNG fuelled ships? Felicity Landon reports
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