The title refers to a new all-time in our region's seaports' total freight throughput, but maybe more importantly to a marked increase in the general cargo segment's share, a mere 2.2mt behind liquid bulk.
The Finnish-Swedish ferry line Wasaline operates what's said to be the world's northernmost all-year-round passenger route, at the same time taking care of considerable cross-sea-border trade between the Nordics.
Although Sweden is a relatively small shipping nation - the Swedish Shipowners' Association (SSA) currently includes 56 members that together own some 400 vessels, of which around one-fourth flies the country's flag - it is, at the same time, one of the pioneers when it comes to decarbonisation the industry.
The Swedish coastline is sprinkled with seaports. While some of them have specialised themselves in serving particular industries, the Port of Karlshamn approaches the market with a universal offer, taking care of sea-road-rail cargo flows going to and from different parts of Scandinavia.
The business of shipping goods over the sea is still considered as a rather conservative industry, not inclined to reinvent itself unless some big, disruptive change comes knocking on its door, say digitalisation most recently.