Port of Gothenburg – Railport Scandinavia

There are 26 inland terminals connected to the Port of Gothenburg offering a wide range of services, such as customs, storage and empty container depot, all adapted to meet the needs of our customers. For over 20 years now, the Port of Gothenburg has been investing in rail links that connect the port with inland terminals in towns and cities all over Sweden and Norway. This concept is known as Railport Scandinavia.

In the long-term perspective, the proportion of rail-based container traffic has increased from 20% to 60% since the launch of the Railport Scandinavia initiative. This is a level that few other major international ports can match. Railport Scandinavia aims to further increase this percentage to reach 80%.

The system includes daily container services and a number of conventional trains with export products such as timber and steel. The recipe for success is to constantly work proactively to create competitive strength in the system, which must be reliable and cost-efficient, have high capacity and high frequency to many destinations, and be run by competent train and terminal operators. Rail transport operations are cost-efficient, reduce emissions to air and contribute to reduced congestion on the roads. Rail transports contribute to our environmental goals and create a more sustainable logistics chain.

According to calculations, port related emissions are being reduced by over 60 000 tonnes of carbon dioxide a year, thanks to the shift from road to rail to which Railport Scandinavia is contributing. So far in 2024, the volume of cargo moved by rail to and from the port has increased by 11% when compared to the same period in 2023.