Port of Gothenburg strengthens position in Europe’s container market 


The Port of Gothenburg has increased its handled freight volume in 2022 and has won market shares in all segments.

Some 885,000 TEU were handled at the Port of Gothenburg in 2022, an increase of 7 per cent from 2021. 

The final quarter of 2022 saw an increase of 8 per cent, which means that the port is seeing growth in container volume for the ninth successive quarter

Most of the port’s container volumes are handled by the terminal operator APM Terminals.

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The total Swedish container market remained unchanged in 2022. This means that the volume increase at the Port of Gothenburg represents an increase in market share from 50 per cent to 53 per cent. 

The Port of Gothenburg also increased its market share compared with nearby major ports in Northern Europe.

“At the Port of Gothenburg, we can look back on a strong year in which we have won market shares in all segments in Sweden, and have strengthened our position in the market compared with competing ports in the EU,” said CEO of the Gothenburg Port Authority, Elvir Dzanic.

“Our focus in the future is to continue our work on the transition with undiminished vigour, which will also create value, opportunities and competitive benefits for our customers.”

The volume of container freight being transported by rail increased by 12 per cent to 515,000 TEU

The increase is in both long-distance and more short-distance rail operations, although the biggest increase is evident in traffic to and from Northern Sweden. 

In 2023, additional rail operations that have now been agreed will start to serve the port from destinations all over Sweden.

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