The Gothenburg Port Authority and APM Terminals Gothenburg have introduced the ”Port of Gothenburg RAILPORT container storage initiative” earlier in September. The goal is to move the intermediate storage of import boxes from the port to inland terminals closer to the final destination of the goods all over Sweden.
The port’s rail network, Railport Scandinavia, now has more than 30 inland terminals at locations all over Sweden. There is also an increase in the proportion of rail transport operations at the port – more than 60% of the container goods that pass the quayside now take the train into or out of the port on the land side.
Claes Sundmark, vice president of sales and marketing at the Gothenburg Port Authority: “The inland terminals have everything needed in terms of space, equipment, security and know-how to handle and warehouse container goods. The logic of this is crystal clear, and we’ve had a really good response from the market, now that we’ve further developed this concept together.”
Port of Gothenburg said that the background to the project is the continued strain on the logistics chain due to a number of external factors like the pandemic and the situation in Ukraine.