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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Rail volumes continue to rise at the Port of Gothenburg

The proportion of freight transported by rail to and from the Port of Gothenburg is at its highest ever. Rail continued to increase its market share during the first half of 2015 at the expense of road transport.

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New truck entrance under construction

Construction of a new truck entrance at the Port of Gothenburg is currently under way. Commencing in May 2016, ID control for all the port terminals will be gathered at just one port entrance, which will be equipped with the very latest technology.

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"I'm worried that someone could be seriously injured"

Since May this year, over 60 unauthorised persons have entered restricted areas at the Port of Gothenburg, often putting their lives at risk. By climbing over a fence or hanging under a trailer, they attempt to make their way on board one of the cargo ships bound for abroad. Thomas Fransson, Head of Securi...

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Upturn in container freight at the Port of Gothenburg

Container freight volumes increased by two per cent during the second quarter compared to the corresponding period in 2014. Exports and imports of new cars have also increased. This was revealed in the six-monthly report published today by the Port of Gothenburg.

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New vessel call notification routines at the Port of Gothenburg come into effect on October 1

New vessel call notification routines at the Port of Gothenburg are due to come into effect on October 1. The VTMS system will be replaced, which will result in a number of changes for our customers. The aim behind the change of system is to simplify routines for both public agencies and industry.

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China Shipping Container Lines, Yang Ming and Cosco behind new container service to Gothenburg

The Port of Gothenburg has acquired a new freight service to Rotterdam and Oslo. A ship will call at the Container Terminal, APM Terminals, at the Port of Gothenburg once a week.

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Great start for the Port of Gothenburg’s environmental discounts

January 1 this year saw the introduction of environmental discounts in the Port of Gothenburg, the aim being to incentivise vessels with high environmental performance. Edvard Molitor, Senior Manager Environment at the Port of Gothenburg Authority, reveals that the concept has got off to a great start.

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Sweden introduces tonnage tax

A long-awaited decision. The Swedish government has proposed a Swedish tonnage tax system. The aim is for Swedish shipping companies to compete under equal conditions with companies in other countries in Europe.

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