Göteborgs Hamn AB - Startsida

Vessel call information

The Port of Gothenburg is the largest port in the Nordic region and has an excellent location on the West Coast of Sweden – halfway between Copenhagen and Oslo.

  • Easily accessible and navigable both day and night
  • Tug assistance not always compulsory
  • No tide
  • No limit on the vessel height or beam
  • No darkness restrictions
  • The approach from open sea to quayside takes 45-90 minutes
  • Range of services: bunkering, handling of waste, grey water and black water, as well as bunkering of fresh water

Port facilities 

Maximum vessel size at Arendal  Lenght: 300 m, draught: 9  m 
Maximum vessel size at Skandia Harbour   Lenght: 400 m, draught: 9,5-13,5 m 
Maximal vessel size at Amerika Berth Lenght: 200 m, draught: 7,5 m,
height above sea level: 45 m 
Pilot Yes, compulsory 
Tug More information regarding use of tugs
Estimated approach time from pilot
boarding point to quayside
90-120 minutes
Security ISPS applicable
Gangway Ships gangways and in Arendal access
to the ports gangways
Waste handling Yes
Fresh water Yes
Grey and black water handling Yes


Passenger facilities 

Tourist information


Terminal building for passengers


Shopping in the port area

Yes, quayside souvenir shop

Tax-free service No
Restaurants and cafeterias Yes
Toilets Yes
Currency exchange Available in the Nordstan shopping centre 
ATM Available in Nordstan shopping centre
and on the pier in the outer port area.
Internet access

Yes, free WiFi at Frihamnen and Arendal.
Also available at the 


Sebourn Sojourn on its way to call at Free Port.