Stora Enso increases volumes at the Paper Logistics Centre in the Port of Gothenburg

Published 03/02/2012

The Paper Logistics Centre in the Port of Gothenburg is reinforcing its position as a transit hub for Swedish paper. It was announced this week that Stora Enso would be shipping a further 80,000 tonnes of paper each year through the Paper Logistics Centre at Älvsborg Ro/Ro. At the Centre, paper is loaded from Stora Enso's specially designed load carriers, known as SECU boxes, into containers for onward transport to various destinations abroad.

Swedish and Finnish paper from the forest products group Stora Enso have for a long time been channelled through Gothenburg to the rest of the world. This week, it was announced that a further 80,000 tonnes would pass through the Paper Logistics Centre at the port each year.

Pia Hansson is Sales Manager at Älvsborg Ro/Ro AB. "We are extremely pleased that Stora Enso is continuing to invest in us as a hub for their paper exports."

Trains from the Stora Enso mill in Skoghall (in central Sweden) run directly into the Älvsborg Ro/Ro terminal. At the 14,000 square metre weather-protected Paper Logistics Centre the paper is either reloaded or cross-docked* from Stora Enso's specially designed load carriers, SECU boxes, into containers. The paper is then taken to the container terminal, APM Terminals Gothenburg, for onward transport to the Far East and the Chinese market.

The mill in Skoghall produces cardboard products, mainly consumer cardboard used for food. The products are then shipped via the Port of Gothenburg to various parts of the world.

* Cross-docking means that the load is transferred from one form of conveyance, such as a container, and split between one or more alternative forms of conveyance depending on the destination of the goods and without any interim storage.

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