Europe making headway but global trade flows weakening
During 2013, ro-ro traffic through the Port of Gothenburg rose for the first time in three years. On the other hand, the number of containers shipped through the port fell by five per cent. A new set of figures for freight volumes for 2013 has just been released.
Reduced fairway charges
Fairway charges will be reduced next year thanks to extra government funding for the Swedish Maritime Administration. This will benefit both shipping and basic industry, making Sweden more competitive in Europe.