General Waste Management

Vessels can leave waste at the Port of Gothenburg. A waste declaration and an ancillary service request – for sludge collection, for example – are submitted together with vessel notification. Vessel notification must be made no later than 24 hours prior to arrival. The terminals accept all waste that vessels need to leave ashore and which has arisen during the normal operation of the vessel in accordance with the No Special Fee system.

Waste generated in addition to the above, such as waste resulting from repair work and discarded electronic equipment, is dealt with at cost. A waste declaration and an ancillary service request must always be registered in the Maritime Single Window Reportal no later than 24 hours before the arrival of the vessel. In special circumstances, the Port Authority can accept a shorter notification period.

Specific Waste Types

  • Scrubber Facilities: From September 2020, Open loop for vessels with scrubber facilities in the Port area is prohibited to prevent contaminated water from being discharged. The use of scrubbers for exhaust gas cleaning is only permitted if operated in closed loop mode.
  • Disposal of Solid Waste: At the Energy Port and at the Gothenburg Roro Terminal, skips are available for unsorted, combustible waste. For large waste volumes, a skip can be ordered and placed in front of the ship. At APM Terminals Gothenburg, a prearranged waste collection system is in operation. After the vessel has made a request to deposit waste, it will be notified of a time when the waste will be collected.
  • Grey and Black Water: The cruise ship berths are equipped with receiving facilities for black and grey water, i.e., sewage water and shower water. All berths at the Port of Gothenburg have facilities for receiving black and grey water.

Engine Room Waste and Fresh Water Delivery

The Port of Gothenburg can accept engine room waste, sludge, and bilge 24 hours a day. Delivery of fresh water at the Port of Gothenburg takes place at the quayside using a hose equipped with a 63 mm SS connection and a pipe bend. Onboard connection is handled by the ship's crew, and the ship's hose must be used.


Port Tariff 2024

The Port of Gothenburg Port Tariff for 2024 is now available. In it you will find the fees and discounts that will apply to vessels calling at the Port of Gothenburg next year.  

Permits and regulations

Here you can find documents that regulate activities in the area of the Port of Gothenburg.