12/18/2014

New forest terminal at the Port of Gothenburg

More sawmills throughout the Nordic region can now ship their timber via the Port of Gothenburg. A new transloading terminal for timber products has opened at the port. The terminal will be run by the family-owned company Sören Thyr AB.

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12/16/2014

BillerudKorsnäs – a Swedish export success

In the United Kingdom, Swedish paper is transformed into exclusive consumer packagings for the beauty chain The Body Shop. Each year, the Swedish paper giant BillerudKorsnäs exports smart packaging solutions worth billions to the UK – and with a particularly busy time around Christmas.

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12/11/2014

'Christmas Present of the Year' comes to the people of Sweden via the Port of Gothenburg

On Christmas Eve there will be lots of activity trackers tucked away under Swedish Christmas trees. HUI Research has recently declared that the activity tracker wristband is 'Christmas Present of the Year 2014'. But before the gifts are wrapped and placed under the Christmas tree, many of them pass through...

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12/13/2014

Team Brunel fastest to Abu Dhabi

Early saturday morning, Team Brunel sailed into Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates. The United Arab Emirates is Sweden's second-largest trading partner in the Middle East and large volumes of sawn timber products are shipped there.

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12/11/2014

The port as a workplace – diving inspector

THE PORT AS A WORKPLACE

Around 22,000 people in Gothenburg are directly or indirectly dependent on the port for their employment. But who are these people? What do they work with? Robert Klein is a diving inspector at Frog Marine Service, one of the leading companies in Scandinavia in marine construction.

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12/12/2014

Is the largest port in Sweden unguarded?

"Largest port in Sweden unguarded" was the headline in the Swedish newspaper Expressen in October when the submarine hunt was at its height on the east coast. But what was the real message behind the headline? And is the largest port in Scandinavia really unprotected against underwater attack? Thomas Frans...

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12/11/2014

Cheating ships sniffed out at the Port of Gothenburg

At the Port of Gothenburg it is possible to sniff out ships that are being less than honest when it comes to emissions. Chalmers University Technology, in collaboration with the Port of Gothenburg, has fitted a 'sniffer' at the entrance to the port. The port now hopes that this technology will prove effect...

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12/12/2014

Stena Line reduces emissions with district heating

Stena Line has opened an internationally unique shoreside connection to the district heating system at the Port of Gothenburg. The connection will save 500 tonnes of carbon dioxide per year, equivalent to heating up 260 detached houses. This is the first time that a ship used in regular service has been co...

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12/11/2014

The Clean Shipping Index – how shipping companies are ranked

HARD FACTS

More and more cargo owners are taking the opportunity to exert environmental pressure on carriers to mitigate their environmental impact. This observation was made by Sara Sköld, Director at Clean Shipping Network, whose international environmental index, the Clean Shipping Index, has grown from 0 to 100 i...

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