New rail shuttle between Gothenburg and Katrineholm

13:33 - 07 Dec 2015 / News

The town of Katrineholm - a logistics hub in the middle of Sweden - is about to acquire a second rail shuttle link with the Port of Gothenburg. More companies in the Swedish inland regions can now benefit from the wide range of services from the Port of Gothenburg to destinations worldwide.

Commencing in January, the Gothenburg-based rail operator SCT Transport AB will bring a new container shuttle into service between the Port of Gothenburg and Katrineholm. Initially, it will operate three days a week although the aim is to gradually increase the number of departures during the spring with the hope of eventually making it a daily service.

The logistics company Green Cargo already has a container shuttle operating on this route. The town of Katrineholm will now have two shuttles to the Port of Gothenburg and the world beyond.

"Katrineholm is at the midpoint between Norrköping, with its large-scale storage facilities, and Mälardalen, which is a growth region. From a logistics point of view is an extremely good location. The new rail shuttle will generate more climate-smart transport opportunities between these locations and the Port of Gothenburg," said Stig-Göran Thorén, Senior Manager, Business Development, at the Port of Gothenburg.

During 2014, around 60,000 tonnes of carbon emissions were saved by transporting freight to and from the Port of Gothenburg by rail instead of by road.

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