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RPG plans to open new forestry terminal adjacent to Port of Gothenburg in Sweden

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RPG plans to open new forestry terminal adjacent to Port of Gothenburg in Sweden

June 18, 2012 - 00:39
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GOTHENBURG, Sweden, June 18, 2012 (Press Release) -

Today, RPG Logistics will open a new forestry terminal adjacent to the Port of Gothenburg. The terminal will reinforce the port's position as an export port for Swedish paper and timber.

The logistics company RPG Logistics will today open its new logistics terminal, specialising in the forestry industry. The forestry terminal will receive paper, pulp, timber and other forestry products transported by rail and road from paper mills and sawmills throughout Sweden. After being reloaded into containers, the goods can be shipped by sea to export markets throughout the world.

The terminal is located at Arendal, directly beside the port.

Magnus Kårestedt, Port of Gothenburg Chief Executive, is delighted that RPG is opening a new terminal. "World demand for Swedish paper is on the increase. With yet another company at the port serving the forestry industry, our role as a hub for Swedish paper exports has been reinforced even further."

The 20,000 square metre terminal has the capacity to handle 1.5 million tonnes of paper and other forestry products each year. This is equivalent to 110,000 containers (20-foot, TEU), which would be a significant addition to the Port of Gothenburg. Exports to Europe pass mainly through the port's Ro-Ro Terminals and exports to other parts of the world pass through the Container Terminal, APM Terminals Gothenburg.

Trains travel directly into the terminal

Double tracks, one of which is inside the building, make it possible for trains to travel all the way into the terminal. Designated roads facilitate road transport between the terminal and the port.

The terminal will also handle transshipment of import goods from container to truck for onward movement to trade and industry throughout Sweden. Steel and other forms of freight will be handled at the terminal.