Gothenburg Energy Product Volumes Fall

Gothenburg Energy Product Volumes Fall

The Port of Gothenburg has reported a decline in energy product shipments and roll-on, roll-off cargo for 2018 as container traffic grew.

Despite falling slightly, energy product shipments remained at near-record levels with some 23.4 million tonnes handled, supported by three years of continuous growth in breakbulk demand. The port also saw a 1 percent decline ro-ro, to 584,000 units handled in 2018.

“Viewed historically, energy products still remain at record levels – 2018 was the third year in succession in which energy volumes exceeded 23 million tonnes,” a spokesperson for the port said.

Located on Sweden’s west coast, the Port of Gothenburg is the largest port in the Nordic region and a major breakbulk hub, handling 30 percent of all Swedish foreign trade.

Photo: Port of Gothenburg. Credit: Wikimedia