14 Feb 2017 / News

Gothenburg named as the best logistics location in Sweden

For the 16th year in succession, Gothenburg has been named as the best logistics location in Sweden by the trade journal Intelligent Logistik. The deciding factor was that it has the largest port in the Nordic region, with direct deep-sea services and some 25 rail shuttles for the transport of freight.

Gothenburg continues to be the best logistics location in Sweden.

“We are extremely pleased with the award. Logistics is a prime sector in Gothenburg and it generates large numbers of jobs in our region,” said Magnus Kårestedt, Gothenburg Port Authority chief executive.

Apart from the fact that the largest port in the Nordic region is situated in Gothenburg, Intelligent Logistik also highlights the proximity of logistics properties to the port, which now extends to the port facilities at Hisingen. Mention is also made of the environmental focus, the highly efficient transport infrastructure, and leading-edge course programmes and logistics research at Chalmers University of Technology and the School of Business, Economics and Law at the University of Gothenburg as further strengths in the region.

Magnus Kårestedt, CEO at the Port of Gothenburg.

“It is particularly pleasing that our investment in the Port of Gothenburg Logistics Park has been highlighted in the citation. The park, with an area of one million square metres, has consolidated our position as the logistics capital of Sweden,” Magnus Kårestedt continued.

The Örebro Region came second in the poll and the Östgöta Region came third. 

This high-profile list of the best logistics locations in Sweden has been published since 2001. During the first three years, it was published by the journal Inköp och Logistik before being taken over by Intelligent Logistik.

 

The citation was as follows:  
“Gothenburg continues to be the best logistics location in Sweden. The crucial factor that puts Gothenburg top is that it has the largest import/export port in the Nordic region, with direct deep-sea services and some 25 rail shuttles for the transport of freight within Sweden and Norway. In recent years Gothenburg has seen several major logistics establishments and a large number of properties have been built on speculation, which is an indication of the strong level of demand that is expected to materialise. The region has also acquired large areas of new land for logistics at the port area at Hisingen, where almost half a million square metres of logistics space have been opened up. Further strengths are the focus on the environment, a highly efficient transport infrastructure, and leading-edge course programmes and logistics research at Chalmers University of Technology and the School of Business, Economics and Law at the University of Gothenburg. Gothenburg received top scores in infrastructure, access to logistics expertise, collaborative climate and land. Problems at the APM Terminals, however, have had an impact on efficiency. The Greater Gothenburg Region network includes the 13 municipalities that make up Business Region Gothenburg (BRG), plus Borås.” — Intelligent Logistik.

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