A 360 m-long, 60 m-wide, and 15 m-tall storage tent has been erected in what will ultimately be a 45k m2-big transshipment facility located in-between the port's container and ro-ro terminals.
Once operational this autumn, run by the Gothenburg-based Mimab, the new terminal will receive forest products coming by rail from Swedish mills and then transfer them into containers, some 60-100k TEUs/year. A 350 m-long train will be able to find shelter within the facility.
"It's not exactly a camping tent, but rather a fully equipped storage facility that meets all our demands and specifications, and at the same time offers a cost-effective operating solution," Arvid Guthed, Vice President Port Development, Gothenburg Port Authority (GPA), said about the latest development in setting up the Svea Terminal.
Claes Sundmark, Vice President, Sales & Marketing, GPA, added "[...] The Terminal will increase rail capacity even further and we will be able to double forest product volumes arriving at the port by rail. It also means that we can reduce the port’s climate footprint and provide further conditions that will allow our customers to make climate-smart choices."
At present around 60% of containers arrive at or leave the port by rail.
Photo: Port of Gothenburg