Port of Gothenburg Wins IAPH Award


The Port of Gothenburg has won the International Association of Ports and Harbours’ (IAPH) 'Port Communications Award' for the best port communications in the world.

The Port of Gothenburg came away with its prize after the IAPH presented the award for the best communications initiative of the year.

It won the award for its 'Made in Sweden' web concept.

Made in Sweden is a web solution that demonstrates the importance of an efficient logistics chain and the significance of the Port of Gothenburg to Swedish industry.

The series focuses on Swedish export companies and their products, including Absolut Vodka, Billerud Korsnäs and Volvo, to demonstrate how the products are transported by sea to cities such as New York, London and Tokyo.

The Port Communications Award was established in 2011 to enhance communication at the world's ports and to highlight the impact of communication when explaining how essential ports are to world development.

Cecilia Carlsson, Vice President of Communications at the Port of Gothenburg, said: “We are absolutely delighted and very proud indeed to receive this prestigious award.

Hopefully it will inspire other ports to reach out with their message about the importance of ports to the local and international community.”

The IAPH is an international association of ports and maritime organisations with around 350 members from approximately 90 countries.

IAPH promotes collaboration between ports, acts as a consultative body for the United Nations and plays a key role in developing international trade and maritime policy.

See below for a video of Cecilia Carlsson, Vice President Communications at the Port of Gothenburg giving her acceptance speech:

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