The number of cars exported and imported through the Port of Gothenburg has grown steadily since 2012 and the trend appears to be holding. According to figures released by the Swedish government agency Transport Analysis and the industry and employers’ organisation Ports of Sweden, 67,682 cars passed through the Port of Gothenburg during the first quarter of the year. This represents an increase of 12 per cent on the first quarter of 2016.
The increase can be attributed largely to the 30 per cent upturn in imports. Imports account for 40 per cent of the cars handled at the port and are mainly from Renault and Nissan, but also include Chevrolet, Ford and Opel. The positive trend was underpinned even further during the year by the link-up between the terminal operator, Logent Ports and Terminals, and car producers Mazda and Tesla.
Recent figures shows that car volumes have continued to rise through the second and third quarter, where the third quarter showed an increase of 24 per cent for the third quarter.