Port of Gothenburg in short

The Port of Gothenburg is the largest port in Scandinavia, with over 11,000 vessel calls each year. Almost 30 per cent of Swedish foreign trade passes through the port. The Port of Gothenburg can offer a very wide range of routes, with traffic to over 130 destinations throughout the world. There are, for example, direct routes to the USA, Middle East, India and Asia. Further information is available on our liner services map.

The Port of Gothenburg is also the only port in Sweden with the capacity to receive the very largest ocean-going container vessels.

Around 25 rail shuttles depart each day, offering companies throughout Sweden and Norway a direct, environmentally wise link to the port and the opportunity to utilise the broad range of routes.

Read more about the rail shuttle system Railport Scandinavia.

At the Port of Gothenburg, there are terminals for containers, roro, cars, passengers and oil and other energy products. Since 2010, the port has been divided into a municipal Port Authority and separate terminal companies that deal with the operational side. Read more about the organisation of the port here.

Vital to have a major international port in the country
The Swedish economy is totally dependent on trade. The long distances to key markets mean that transport costs are a vital factor for Swedish industry.

The Port of Gothenburg reinforces the competitiveness of industry by being a strong freight hub with a wide range of routes to key import and export markets. The large number of direct routes means safe, cost-effective, rapid transport.

The Port of Gothenburg has good, natural conditions for developing further as a freight hub, thanks to its strategic position as a link between the Atlantic/North Sea, and the Baltic Sea. The aim is to continue to develop the infrastructure within and outside the port in order to generate even greater capacity and improved access.

The Port in figures, 2013

• 858,000 containers, TEU
• 557,000 ro/ro units
• 163, 000 new cars
• 1.69 million passengers
• 20.4 million tonnes of oil
• 38.9 million tonnes of freight

Read more about the freight flow and volumes at the port. 

Last changed 11/20/2014

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Did you know that...

...the Port of Gothenburg has been rewarded "best logistics location in Sweden" - thirteen years in a row!