A long-awaited, unique direct connection between the port of Gothenburg and the United States is starting later this March. The US is Sweden's largest export market outside Europe, and the weekly service will further improve conditions for growth in trade between the countries. MSC will operate the new direct service between Sweden and the United States.MSC, the world's largest container shipping company, will be operating the new direct service that will call at the Port of Gothenburg weekly. The first call on the loop departs from the APM Terminals container terminal in the Port of Gothenburg on March 31 and will reach New York 11 days later. The loop then continues through Philadelphia and Norfolk, after which the vessel will return to Scandinavia and the Baltics with American goods. The first loop will be operated by the vessel MSC Cornelia.Measured in tonnes, Swedish exports of goods transported in containers to the US have increased by an average of four percent per year over the past five years. Between 2020 and 2021, US exports increased by nine percent.Through the Port of Gothenburg's well-established railway and inland terminal system, Railport Scandinavia, the entire Swedish export and import industry already has an efficient, climate smart connection to and from the port and the new US traffic.