Arken Combi Terminal at the Port of Gothenburg has been officially opened.
Freight can now switch between road, rail and sea from the quayside.
The new terminal is expected to result in higher freight capacity, improved
transport efficiency, and cleaner air. And more than 100 trucks a day avoid
having to negotiate their way through the centre of Gothenburg.
The newly opened Arken Combi Terminal is a 65,000-square metre terminal,
located beside the container and ro-ro terminals in the outer port area.
Containers and trailers can switch between road, rail and sea for onward
movement to destinations throughout Sweden and the rest of the world.
The combi terminal has been in operation since the turn of the year and
already handles more freight than the old terminal at Gullbergsvass, which
has now been closed. Following the move, the number of trains that can
be handled each day has increased from five to seven. More than 100,000
trailers a year are expected to change from one mode of transport to another
at the new terminal.
“The Arken Combi Terminal is a long-awaited piece in the puzzle at the
Port of Gothenburg. The market has been looking for ways of handling more
goods more efficiently, and the city needs the former terminal area to
press ahead with its urban development programme. We are pleased that we
were able to respond rapidly to these wishes. At last we have a solid intermodal
solution in place,” said Magnus Kårestedt, Gothenburg Port Authority
The Swedish Transport Administration is co-funding the terminal together
with the Port Authority. The Administration plans to use the old terminal
site for the construction of a new rail system.
“A new combi terminal in a location that is close to industry and the
port opens up further potential for establishing a more efficient flow
between road, rail and sea. We also have the added benefit of reduced pressure
on the road system in the centre of Gothenburg with the rerouting of heavy
vehicle traffic,” said Lena Erixon, Director General of the Swedish
Image source: Port of Gothenburg