Currently a wholly-owned municipal company, the City Executive Board has supported a proposal that would lead to the port being divided up into a port authority and three terminal companies, which would eventually be taken over by private terminal operators. The move is prompted by similar arrangements internationally.
“I regard the decision as a natural progression. The port authority can now focus entirely on developing Gothenburg as a marketplace and freight hub and reinforce its role as the leading port in the Nordic region,” says Magnus Kårestedt, chief executive of the port.
“By bringing in external terminal operators who can contribute with their international knowledge, Gothenburg can attract more routes and expand even further,” he added.