Port of Gothenburg expands UECC’s traffic

Entrance to Gothenburg. Island of Hisingen to the left.

Shipping line United European Car Carriers (UECC) has commenced operations in the Port of Gothenburg to enhance its traffic connections in Northern Europe.

The first call was made on 11 April and the traffic will now reach the Swedish port on a weekly basis.

The Vice President of the Gothenburg Port Authority, Claes Sundmark, praised the new partnership: “We are pleased to welcome UECC to the Port of Gothenburg.”

“They will offer additional opportunities that will strengthen the port’s position as Sweden’s largest vehicle port. The traffic expands our line range and responds to our customer’s growing interest in vehicle and rolling cargo transport.”

Vessel M/V Minchah makes its premiere call at the port
© Gothenburg Port Authority

The new call has been launched following a variety of other contracts with major European vehicle manufacturers to complement UECC’s existing Atlantic service linking Scandinavia with Northern Spain.

With UECC vessels calling at the rail connected vehicle and ro-ro-terminal at the Port of Gothenburg, the new service aims to enhance connection within the entire Swedish market.

UECC has announced that the new loop will initially be operated by the M/V Minchah vessel but will probably be replaced by one of the company’s LNG / battery hybrid vessels currently in production.

Turning to the container sector, the Swedish port handled a total of 828,000 TEU in 2021 and grew further in relation to other ports in Europe.

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