Port of Gothenburg increases share to half of Swedish market

Port of Gothenburg

The Port of Gothenburg increased its market share in Sweden from 48 to 51 per cent in 2021, the fourth year in a row it has risen.

Last year, the port handled a total of 828,000 TEU and grew further in relation to other ports in Europe.

While the top five ports across the continent increased by an average of 5 per cent in 2021, the Port of Gothenburg increased by 7 per cent in terms of handed container volume.

“This is proof of the market’s increasingly growing confidence in the Port of Gothenburg,” said Elvir Dzanic, CEO of the Gothenburg Port Authority.

“Despite global disruptions, we have managed to stay open 24/7 without any major disturbances. Our almost perfect balance between import and export has also been a great advantage as global container shortages has been in effect.”

Rail traffic has seen a considerable increase as more and more Swedish goods owners look to utilise Gothenburg’s growing railway system.

“The system has been expanded gradually with more departures, new inland terminals, and destinations. It is a result of a strong will among railway partners around the country to respond to market demand and invest,” continued Dzanic.

In 2021, the port saw a total of 458,000 TEU transported by rail, the highest number in its history.

APM Terminals handles the majority of the container volumes at the port.

“The supply chain is still under great pressure and the situation is challenging. The fact that many turn to APM Terminals in the Port of Gothenburg is of course gratifying and we at APM Terminals work intensively and continuously to increase our capacity and flexibility to meet the ever-increasing demand for logistics solutions,” said Dennis Lenthe Olesen, CEO of APM Terminals Nordic.

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