Our aim is for the port and the immediate surroundings to develop in harmony. In a number of cases we have contributed to improving conditions for flora and fauna as the port has expanded. The following are just a few examples.
Planting of eelgrass when the port is expanded
A new terminal for ro-ro and container traffic will be constructed beside the existing terminal at Arendal. At present there are areas of eelgrass (also known as seawrack) at the planned location of the Arendal Terminal. Eelgrass is a vital part of the ecosystem and acts as a nursery for several species of fish. To ensure that eelgrass levels in the Göta Älv river do not fall, we intend to plant new eelgrass in the vicinity.
Wetland for waders
The Port of Gothenburg and the Swedish Transport Administration are in the process of creating a shallow wetland for wildfowl at Torsviken, close to the port on Hisingen. The wetland is a way of reinstating nature after the area has been used for over 40 years for the deposition of dredging spoils. Before the wetland can be created, the deposition site will need to be covered with clean clay excavated as part of the construction of the Marieholm Tunnel.