Port of Gothenburg freight volumes – Q3 report October 2018

11:56 - 30 Oct 2018 / Press

Freight volumes passing through the Port of Gothenburg during the year to date are as follows. Container traffic is up 20% compared with the preceding year, and energy product flows remain consistently strong. New car figures rose by 4% but now appear to be levelling off, albeit at a high level.

From January to September 2018, 560,000 containers (TEU) were handled at the Port of Gothenburg. Photo: Gothenburg Port Authority.

Growth in container volumes
During the first nine months of the year, container traffic increased by 20% and rail traffic by 7%.

More energy products
Energy products totalled 17.7 million tonnes, up 2% on the corresponding period last year.

Cars and ro-ro* level out
Intra-European ro-ro traffic remained unchanged, whilst new car movements revealed a YTD rise of 4% despite a slight fall in September.

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Port of Gothenburg freight volumes, YTD 2018

 

Jan-Sept                    2018

Jan-Sept             2017

Jan-Sept            % change

Containers, (TEU**)

560,000

466,000

20%

Rail, (TEU)

283,000

264,000

7%

Ro-ro units

439,000

438,000

0%

New cars

209,000

201,000

4%

Energy products, million tonnes

17.7

17.2

2%

Passengers

1,356,000

1,416,000

-4%

Cruise ship calls

34

36

-6%

 

* Ro-ro stands for roll-on/roll-off and refers to trailers and other wheeled cargo carried on vessels operating within and outside Europe.

** Twenty-foot Equivalent Unit (20-foot container) 

For further information, please contact Stefan Strömberg, Press Officer, Gothenburg Port Authority, on +46 (0)70-436 01 51, or at stefan.stromberg@portgot.se.

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