Swedish port, Gothenburg, is preparing to build a new short-sea terminal to facilitate intra-European container transportation. Once it starts operating, APM Terminals Gothenburg will add a short-sea service to become Sweden’s only fully-service terminal with a capacity to manage coastal and inland shipping as well.
Assessment of the area is currently underway to identify the adjustments and changes that will be needed to ensure an efficient short-sea handling system. This new terminal will be located at the recently renovated Skandiahamnen western quay. Along with having appropriate storage and trans-loading facilities, efficient capabilities for loading and unloading barges and smaller coastal vessels are also a part of the overall development plan.
Emphasizing on climate-efficient transportation, Elvir Dzanic, Gothenburg Port Authority’s Chief Executive said, “With the pandemic, we’re seeing some new patterns in logistic flows with goods owners moving parts of their global production closer to Europe. Short-sea is a growing segment and we’re pleased that APM Terminals is continuing to meet market needs with this investment, which also broadens the port’s total range.”
“APM Terminals is a global player with a strong local presence in the Nordic region as well as Europe,” concludes Dennis Olesen, Managing Director at APM Terminals, Nordic region. “Our experiences from previous short-sea solutions have been positive. Intensive work is currently underway to identify and tailor our solutions to meet the needs of the Swedish market.”