Sweden's largest ports attract significant growth while smaller ports experience declining volumes, and the trend is only accelerating, revealed recent figures from the Swedish Ports Association. The third quarter of the year was challenging for Swedish shipping and many Swedish ports lost volume. During the pandemic, cargo flows increasingly shifted from the east to the west coast and from the smaller ports to larger ports, which is a trend that is accelerating.
Bad weather conditions, reduced supply of empty containers and changed global goods flows have characterized European ports in recent weeks. This has resulted in delays and many vessels being forced to wait for their slot.