APMT Terminals (APMT) Gothenburg, the largest container port in the Nordic region, has introduced a new priority solution for electrified truck transport.
The solution, which will be implemented on 1 March, will allow electric trucks to bypass other vehicles at the terminal via a reserved lane and receive priority handling within the terminal area.
An average of 1,000 trucks pass through the gates of APMT Gothenburg every day, but only a few of them are electric at present. The aim of this new solution is to encourage more companies to make the transition to electric trucks and support the journey towards a completely fossil-free truck transport system.
Brian Bitsch, Commercial Manager at APMT Gothenburg, said: “Sustainability is one of our cornerstones at APMT, and our own container handling has been fossil-free for several years.
“Many haulage companies have now started to electrify parts of their truck fleet, an initiative that we want to support. Though the journey to truck transport being completely fossil-free is long, we hope that this setup will be an incentive and a small step along the way.”
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APMT Gothenburg will evaluate the solution on an ongoing basis and develop it based on customer needs and new technical conditions.
The company believes that this new solution will be a significant step in the transition to electric truck transport and will contribute to a more sustainable future.
Icelandic shipping company Samskip will soon be calling weekly at APMT Gothenburg’s newly renovated quay.
The company will first make this call at the Port of Gothenburg on 5 April, kicking off the service between Gothenburg and Europe.