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The Port of Gothenburg

The Port of Gothenburg is the largest port in Scandinavia and the gateway to the world for a large proportion of Swedish industry.

The Port of Gothenburg is strategically located on the west coast of Sweden. Some 70 per cent of industry and the population of Scandinavia fall within a radius of 500 km. The area also includes three capital cities – Oslo, Copenhagen and Stockholm. Almost 30 per cent of Swedish foreign trade passes through the port.

Our main strength is the broad range of services, which includes 130 direct services to destinations in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa and North America. Apart from direct services we also have frequent departures to major transshipment hubs on the continent as well as daily intra-European sea traffic.

The Port of Gothenburg has container, ro-ro, car, passenger and oil and energy terminals.

Exports comprise mainly steel, vehicles and forest products as well as paper, pulp and timber products. Imports are largely in the form of consumer goods such as clothes, furniture, food and electronics. There is a 50/50 balance between imports and exports. Read more about the products that pass through the Port of Gothenburg.

The Port of Gothenburg is ice-free all year round. The approach time from open sea to quayside is just 90 minutes.

Port of Gothenburg in figures:


776 000 TEU*

Ro-ro units

515 000


234 000


590 000


21.6 million tonnes 

Calculated as twenty-foot equivalent units – TEU. 



Rail Shuttle on its way to the Port of Gothenburg

Land route to the port
The Port of Gothenburg has strong rail links. Some 70 freight trains operate to and from the port each day. Of these, 25 are daily container shuttles that link towns and cities throughout the whole of Sweden and Norway to the port. Frequent rail traffic makes it possible for companies throughout Scandinavia to make use of the range of services at the Port of Gothenburg to reach their markets.

All the major European highways meet in Gothenburg – the E6 to Oslo or Copenhagen, the E20 to the Stockholm area and the E45 leading to Karlstad and on to the most northerly parts of the country.

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