From January 1, the ro-ro company CLdN will increase its service level to Belgium with the addition of a fourth weekly sailing to Zeebrugge. At the same time, it will switch from Logent to Gothenburg Roro Terminal. It has also been reported that eight new, hypermodern ro-ro vessels will be brought into operation on different routes, including Gothenburg-Zeebrugge.
“We are very positive about the prospects for next year and in the long term, in particular with our newbuilds. Coupled with the change of terminal to Gothenburg Roro Terminal, where we are also a partner, this development is entirely in line with our long-term strategic service investment,” said Emil Holmgren, Line Representative at CLdN.
The growth in ro-ro traffic between Gothenburg and Belgium has been almost unparalleled in recent years. Including CLdN’s fourth weekly sailing to Zeebrugge, the Port of Gothenburg now offers 18 departures per week to Belgium.
At the Port of Gothenburg, ro-ro traffic as a whole increased volumes for the third consecutive year in 2017. Strong flows with input goods for industry and forest products as the backbone, along with a very good European business climate, have had positive effects. At the same time, the shipping companies are finding the resolve to modernise their fleets with the introduction of new, larger vessels that are more cost-effective and environmentally friendly.