The volume of goods transported to and from the Port by rail has increased considerably in recent years. Last year rail volumes rose by 15%, and since 2001 they have tripled. The Port, together with rail operators and inland terminals, has built up a shuttle train system that allows direct routes to be operated to various locations in Sweden and Norway. The investment in rail traffic has also resulted in significant environmental and logistical benefits. In total, around 40% of container volumes are transported to and from the port by rail.
Meanwhile, the Port of GÃ¶teborg has been nominated for a prestigious EU Award for its pioneering role in promoting onshore power supply for ships, or ‘cold ironing’. In cooperation with Stora Enso and Cobelfret, the Port has contracted two wind power stations operated by a local energy provider to supply high-voltage shoreside electricity for ships at berth, dramatically reducing emissions. The awards are presented by the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Energy and Transport.