Port of Gothenburg Starts Direct Service to South Africa & Oceania
Starting on 12 March, the Port of Gothenburg has a regular direct service to South Africa and Oceania. The Norwegian shipping company Höegh Autoliners
Starting on 12 March, the Port of Gothenburg has a regular direct service to South Africa and Oceania. The Norwegian shipping company Höegh Autoliners will operate the new service, with departures from the Port of Gothenburg every other week. Together with its sister ships, the Höegh Trigger is the world's largest ship of its kind. Several of the ships in the so-called Horizon class will now operate in the Port of Gothenburg regularly. Photo: Höegh Autoliners.
The new service will include a call at the Port of Gothenburg every other week, commencing on 12 March. On arrival at the final destination, Auckland in New Zealand, the vessel will return to Gothenburg, taking in ports throughout East Asia. The new service will present further opportunities for Swedish import customers to bring goods into Sweden and Scandinavia. With the new service, goods can also be linked up with other global markets via ports on the continent.
Höegh Autoliners currently operates the world’s largest PCTC vessels with a carrying capacity of 8,500 car equivalent units. Shipments from Gothenburg are expected to include cars, heavy vehicles, construction equipment, and large project loads.
Höegh vessels will call at the Port of Gothenburg transocean vehicle and ro-ro terminal, and the freight will be handled by the terminal operator Logent Ports and Terminals. Scandinavian Shipping Logistics is the liner agent for Höegh Autoliners in Sweden.
The following ports will be included in the new direct service operated by Höegh:
Exports: Gothenburg – Durban – Port Elizabeth – Maputo – Port Louis – Tamatawe – Fremantle – Port Kembla (Sydney) – Brisbane – Melbourne – Auckland
Imports: To Gothenburg via ports in Japan, Korea, China, and other countries.