At the 65,000-square-metre terminal, located beside the Ro-Ro Terminal and the Container Terminal in the outer port area, containers and trailers are now loaded and reloaded between road and rail for onward distribution to and from industrial enterprises throughout Sweden.
Moving the terminal from the centre of Gothenburg to the outer port area has produced a host of benefits: higher capacity, closer proximity to the industrial base, and a better-adapted road infrastructure to and from the terminal. More than 100 trucks each day avoid having to pass through the centre of Gothenburg, resulting in a more efficient transport system, reduced nitric oxide emissions, and less traffic on the road. The terminal also offers a level of coordination between sea, road and rail traffic that was previously not possible.
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“The first week was extremely challenging but since then everything has worked as planned and we have succeeded in getting the trains off on time. I feel that we have managed to get the terminal working extremely well,” said Patrik Theander, Terminal Manager at Sandahls Goods & Parcel, the company responsible for operating the Arken Combi Terminal since it was first opened.