New rail shuttle between the Port of Gothenburg and Örebro

Published 05/24/2012


Örebro has acquired a further rail shuttle to and from the largest port in the Nordic Region. Even more companies in the Örebro area can now benefit from the wide range of worldwide shipping services.

 

A few weeks ago, the Örebro-based rail operator TMRail AB started a rail shuttle service between the Port of Gothenburg and Örebro. Örebro now has two freight shuttles to the Port of Gothenburg and the world beyond – TMRail AB and SCT Tågfrakt. There are departures five days a week in both directions.

 

Stig-Göran Thorén, head of rail operations at the Port of Gothenburg, said: "The new rail shuttle has been operating for a number of weeks and volumes are rising steadily. The Örebro region is expanding."

 

The Port of Gothenburg has the widest range of shipping services in Sweden, both to destinations in Europe and on other continents. A direct service is invaluable for industry as it ensures rapid, secure transport without transshipment at another port. The track runs all the way to the quayside, allowing the freight to be loaded quickly onto the vessel for export abroad or from vessel to train for the return trip to Örebro. 

 

Stig-Göran Thorén continued: "We are hoping that companies and forwarders in the Örebro region will continue to use this system, which offers efficient transport coupled with substantial environmental benefits."

With the new rail shuttle to Örebro, there are now 24 shuttle services between the port and various towns and cities throughout Sweden and Norway. The services are part of Railport Scandinavia, which is much more than just rail shuttles.

A number of the terminals in the system offer services that were previously only carried out in the port – storage of goods, customs clearance of imported goods, distribution and administration.

The system has substantial environmental benefits. In one year, around 50,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide are saved compared to transport by road. This is equivalent to emissions from 17,000 cars for a whole year.

Last changed 09/26/2013

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