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APM Terminals to run new Gothenburg short-sea terminal

APM Terminals to run new Gothenburg short-sea terminal
The Skandiahamnen western quay

APM Terminals (APMT) Gothenburg is to add a sustainable short-sea terminal to its offering, hoping to provide an environmentally friendly intra-European cargo option.

The facility will be located at the Skandiahamnen western quay, which was recently renovated and reinforced.

In addition to suitable storage and transloading facilities close to the quayside, the plan includes capabilities for loading and unloading barges and smaller coastal vessels.

Dennis Olesen, managing director of APMT Nordic, said: “We’re proud to be expanding our already wide portfolio with a sustainable and competitive short-sea solution.

“We can see that container shipping in Europe is growing in importance, so it’s only natural for us to provide our customers with an even more flexible service.”

Since 2019, the operator has invested in the Green Gothenburg Gateway, a project to enable efficient freight transportation with the least possible environmental impact.

This strategy aims to create the right conditions to move goods transport away from the already busy roads to ships.

Elvir Dzanic, chief executive at Gothenburg Port Authority, stated: “With the pandemic, we’re seeing some new patterns in logistic flows with goods owners moving parts of their global production closer to Europe.

“Short-sea is a growing segment and we’re pleased that APMT is continuing to meet market needs with this investment, which also broadens the port’s total range.”