Terminals and terminal operators

The Port of Gothenburg handles all types of cargo – containers, ro-ro, bulk, forestry products, breakbulk and bulk liquid – 24 hours a day, every day of the year. We have the biggest range of transport solutions and services of all the ports in Scandinavia – energy, containers, ro-ro, vehicles, bulk, passengers and cruises.

The Gothenburg Port Authority’s mandate is to boost trade and industry by maintaining, developing and marketing the port and creating the conditions for a strong, efficient and sustainable cargo hub. The actual handling of cargo, i.e. the loading and unloading of goods, is performed by specialist terminal operators.

Arken Kombiterminal

A 65,000 square meter terminal area for transshipment between ships, trains and trucks for onward transport into the country or out into the world.

Svea Terminal

Weatherprotected and railway-connected transshipment terminal located directly adjacent to the port's roro and container terminals.

The Port of Gothenburg is classified as a protected object

The Port of Gothenburg and all its terminals are classified as protected objects and are subject to the Swedish Installations Protection Act. They are also classified as protected maritime installations. Maritime security is a collective term to describe measures taken in order to protect shipping against various kinds of external threats. It involves strict security requirements, such as access controls and bans on taking photographs and filming.

The terminals are subject to the EU’s port security legislation, which has been introduced to ensure that EU-critical ports can be kept open even at higher security levels. The Port of Gothenburg is also subject to the Swedish Protective Security Act, which deals with the security and functionality of Sweden.