04/26/2016

New Sulphur Directive improves Swedish air quality

On January 1, 2015, the new EU Sulphur Directive came into force for shipping in the English Channel, North Sea and the Baltic Sea. The substantial reduction in the sulphur emission limit has resulted in a significant improvement in air quality in Gothenburg, Sweden. Sulphur emissions from shipping fell by over 70 per cent between 2014 and 2015, with particulate matter emissions falling by 50 per cent.

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01/05/2015

New 4-high straddle carriers on site at APM Terminals Gothenburg

The container terminal at the Port of Gothenburg, APM Terminals, has purchased 12 new straddle carriers. APM Terminals is the first in Sweden to operate using the 16 metre high carriers. Apart from increasing storage capacity, the new carriers will also contribute to a better working environment and reduce...

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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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12/16/2014

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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