The volume of containers transported by rail via APM Terminals (APMT) Gothenburg has increased by 13 per cent compared to 2021.
According to the company, this accounts for new record heights in rail utilisation at Green Gothenburg Gateway, a sustainable solution combining rail and ocean-going vessel.
“The demand for climate-smart and reliable rail solutions is enormous. More than 55 per cent of all goods now reach us by rail and I don’t envision a slowdown,” said Svante Altås, Sr. Sales Executive at APMT Gothenburg.
“During the year, we introduced a round-the-clock service to meet demand and create the capacity to handle any variations.”
In 2022, APMT Gothenburg welcomed 10 new shuttles, and expects to add the same number in 2023.
Currently, the company handles 75 shuttles a week, corresponding to 5,200 containers.
“It’s clear that there’s a great need for finding routes that lead to Gothenburg and beyond. We’re seeing particularly high demand from industrial companies in the north of Sweden,” added Altås.
“I’m not surprised by the development. Rail offers high reliability and great climate benefits, which have been very important to the market in recent years.”
With a new track plan for 2023 (T23), APMT Gothenburg said it will add at least three new destinations.
In addition, the terminal will introduce Optical Carrier Recognition (OCR) to provide real-time information about units arriving or leaving by rail.