Inland and coastal traffic

Even for short distances within Scandinavia, shipping can be an excellent, competitive mode of transport. The Port of Gothenburg has introduced incentives to reward increased short-sea shipping.

Inland and coastal shipping to the Port of Gothenburg is mainly used for the transport of energy products and bulk liquid. Following the introduction of new rules, more products could be included in the range in the future. 

The Port of Gothenburg is located at the farthest point out in the estuary of the Göta Älv river. Both the Göta Älv and Vänern, the largest lake in Sweden, are subject to EU rules governing inland shipping. The rules mean that simpler types of vessels with lower crewing requirements are permitted, which could help reduce costs.




THE GÖTA ÄLV RIVER LINKS THE PORT OF GOTHENBURG TO THE INLAND PORTS ON LAKE VÄNERN.

Port charge discount
To reward increased inland shipping, the Port of Gothenburg has introduced a discount on the port charge. The discount applies to vessels that are classed according to the Inland Waterway Standard and operate in the Gothenburg–Vänern area. These vessels receive a very generous 25 per cent discount on the port charge.