Gothenburg Roro Terminal
Gothenburg Roro Terminal is a vital link in the Swedish export and import chain. Unitised rolling goods of every kind are loaded and unloaded with the aid of some 300 employees. Apart from trailers, large volumes of trucks and containers are handled. Vessels to and from Belgium, the UK and Finland call at the terminal regularly. The Terminal has around 25 calls per week.
Complex logistics systems
Complex logistics systems have been developed in close collaboration with customers, import and export companies and shipping lines. Each day, goods arrive by rail at Älvsborg Roro. The tracks lead directly into the Terminal and the 14,000 m² weather-protected Paper Logistics Centre (PLC). PLC offers reloading of paper to and from the rail trucks as well as cross-docking. Cross-docking means that a load from a load carrier (a container for example) is broken and divided between one or more other load carriers depending on the final destination of the goods.
The goods flow at Gothenburg Roro Terminal is highly varied. There is a steady flow of products from the UK and the continent, including everything from primary goods and components for Swedish industry through to consumer goods and foodstuffs. Imported cars produced in Europe also pass through the Terminal from a wide number of producers, such as Renault, Ford, Opel and Nissan.
Large volumes of steel and paper are shipped from the Terminal. Swedish vehicles and automotive components are also an important product exported via the Terminal to other countries in Europe. Volvo is one of the major customers in the Terminal.
Gothenburg Roro Terminal has daily departures to the UK and the continent and several departures each week to Finland. Gothenburg Roro plays a key role in Swedish export industry with a specially developed load carrier known as a SECU (Stora Enso Cargo Unit). SECUs leave Sweden with paper and return loaded with other products.
Gothenburg Roro Terminal can offer its customers an extensive network of scheduled routes and a wide range of destinations:
Ghent – 6 departures/week
Zeebrugge – 7 departures/week
Immingham – 6 departures/week
Tilbury – 3 departures/week
Oulu/Kemi – 2 departures/week
The shipping lines that use the Roro Terminal are:
DFDS Seaways - traffic to Imminghamn, Tilbury and Ghent
CLdN - traffic to Zeebrügge
Transatlantic - traffic to Oulu/Kemi
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Last changed 04/07/2014