Gothenburg named as the best logistics location in Sweden

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Gothenburg named as the best logistics location in Sweden

February 24, 2020 - 13:09
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For the 19th year in succession, Gothenburg has been named as the best logistics location in Sweden by the trade journal Intelligent Logistik.

Elvir Dzanic, Gothenburg Port Authority chief executive Source Gothenburg Port Authority

With a nationwide rail shuttle network and growing container volumes, the Port of Gothenburg is described as being a pivotal factor in the emergence of the region as a logistics hub.

In the citation, the Gothenburg Region is described as being an “exceptional distribution location” with strong regional growth in the consumer market and in industry. The Port of Gothenburg is highlighted specifically as being a key reason for the award, and where rail logistics is an essential part.

Long-term investment in the port rail concept has meant that the volume of freight transported by rail to and from the port is the highest in the port’s 400-year history. At the same time, the port is continuing to focus on creating conditions for growth in this sector, the latest addition being the new Svea Terminal, complete with rail links, which is increasing capacity at the port even further.

Attention is also drawn to the challenges facing the logistics sector in the Gothenburg region, including satisfying the future need for logistics space. The importance of deepening the fairway into the Port of Gothenburg is stated to be a vital means of ensuring continued growth in volumes in the years to come.

“The fact that the fairway is sufficiently deep is much more than a port issue. It is crucial if Swedish companies are to continue trading with transocean markets effectively and sustainably. It is reassuring that preparations for deepening the fairway are already under way,” said Elvir Dzanic, Gothenburg Port Authority chief executive.

This high-profile list of the best Swedish logistics locations in Sweden has been published since 2001. The ranking is based on access to a logistics base, flows/geography, infrastructure, land access, know-how and skills, and the collaborative climate throughout the region.