Gothenburg Named Best Logistics Location in Sweden
For the 20th year in succession, the Gothenburg Region has been ranked the best logistics location in Sweden by the Swedish trade journal Intelligent
For the 20th year in succession, the Gothenburg Region has been ranked the best logistics location in Sweden by the Swedish trade journal Intelligent Logistik. The Port of Gothenburg is described as being crucial to this ranking, due in part to its ongoing investment programme, its global service network, and its handling of the Covid-19 pandemic. Still, the port has challenges going forward. Around 30% of Swedish imports and exports currently pass through the Port of Gothenburg, along with more than half of all container freight. Photo: Gothenburg Port Authority.
In the citation, the Gothenburg Region is described as “an exceptional distribution location that has remained strong throughout the pandemic”. The port’s EUR 600 million investment package, which is considered to be an excellent platform for future growth, is also cited as a key factor. Elvir Dzanic states that the port has consolidated its potential for further development moving forward.
Around 30% of Swedish imports and exports currently pass through the Port of Gothenburg, along with more than half of all container freight. The port is currently going through an expansive phase in its development and during the past year funding has been secured for the vital multi-billion Skandia Gateway project involving the deepening of the fairway from 14.5 metres to 17.5 metres.
This is crucially important if we are to assure the future of the port as well as access by Swedish industry to global markets using the very largest vessels operating across the oceans of the world. Skandia Gateway is one of many investments that are paving the way for the continued growth and development of the port. Other key projects include the new terminal at Arendal, which will add 120,000 square metres of new terminal space, a completely new digital platform, and ongoing investment in shoreside power and electrification.
The aim is to continue generating growth but with the least possible environmental impact. By 2030, carbon emissions at the freight hub will have fallen by as much as 70% – on land, at the port, and at sea. The latest undertaking in this exciting journey is the recently presented Tranzero Initiative in which Volvo Group, Scania, Stena Line and the Gothenburg Port Authority have joined forces to speed up the transition to fossil-free transport to and from the port.