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.