APM Terminals Gothenburg
APM Terminals Gothenburg at the Port of Gothenburg is the largest containerterminal in the Nordic region and a hub for Swedish foreign trade. Around 60% of all containers to and from Sweden pass through the terminal. There is an equal split between exports and imports, which by international standards is unusual.
Range of roads and capacity
APM Terminal Gothenburg has an extensive range of routes. Around 15 shipping lines use the terminal, with over 20 visits per week. There is also direct routes served by oceangoing vessels to and from Asia and North America. Direct links offer significant advantages for Swedish import and export companies that have products delivered to and from far-away destinations without transhipment. APM Terminals Gothenburg at the Port of Gothenburg is the only terminal in Sweden that has the capacity to receive and handle these colossal oceangoing vessels.
Shipping lines and routes
- Maersk Line - Ports of call include Hong Kong, Shanghai, Yantian (China) and Kwanyang (South Korea)
- Shipping Corporation of India (SCI) - Ports of call include Jeddah (Saudi Arabia), Colombo (Sri Lanka) and Mumbai (India)
- Green Feeder - Ports of call include Hamburg (Germany) and Fredericia (Denmark)
- X-Press Feeders - Ports of call include Rotterdam (Netherlands), Antwerp (Belgium) and Bilbao (Spain)
- Team Lines - Ports of call include Bilbao (Spain) and Antwerp (Belgium)
- Atlantic Container Line - Ports of call include Halifax (Canada), Baltimore (USA) and New York (USA)
- Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) - Ports of call include Rotterdam (Netherlands), Antwerp (Belgium) and Bilbao (Spain)
- CMA CGM - Ports of call include Hamburg (Germany), Århus (Denmark) and Rotterdam (Netherlands)
- Unifeeder - Ports of call include Hamburg (Germany), Rauma (Finland) and Zeebrugge (Belgium)
K-Line - Ports of call include Lisbon and Leixoes (Portugal) and Felixstowe (England)
- Hyundai Merchant Marine - Ports of call include St Petersburg (Russia) and Århus (Denmark)
Seago Line - Ports of call include Bremerhaven (Germany)
- Mac Andrews - Ports of call include Tilbury (England)
Extensive system of rail shuttles
The extensive system of rail shuttles is being constantly developed. At present, there are 24 shuttles operating to and from large areas of Sweden and into Norway. The daily rail shuttles mean that large volumes of goods can be transported efficiently to and from the port.
The system, Railport Scandinavia, has been developed by the Port of Gothenburg and means that close collaboration can be maintained with what are termed 'dry harbours' At these harbours, which are located throughout Sweden, customers can drop off and collect their containers locally. The containers have already been cleared through customs and are ready to be moved.
In 2012, 45 per cent all containers to and from the Port of Gothenburg were moved by rail, which also offers environmental benefits. Some 61,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide were saved in 2011 compared with transporting the same volume of goods by road. This volume is equivalent to emissions from 14,000 cars for a whole year.
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Last changed 02/05/2013