The Luxembourgian ro-ro company CLdN has started a new service between Denmark and the Port of Gothenburg for imports into Sweden targeting improved freight transport between Sweden, Norway, Iceland and the Faroe Islands.
Namely, CLdN has begun calling at the Danish port of Hirtshals once a week en route from Zeebrugge in Belgium to the Port of Gothenburg.
“Sweden is one of Denmark’s most important trading partners. This new call will link yet another Danish port to Gothenburg and increase departure frequency, consolidating conditions for trade between Denmark and Sweden even further,” said Jacob Minnhagen, Senior Manager Market Development at the Port of Gothenburg.
Hirtshals has regular calls from the major Norwegian freight hubs in Kristiansand, Larvik, Bergen, Langesund and Stavanger, along with the ports of Seyðisfjörður in Iceland and Torshavn in the Faroe Islands.
On arrival in Hirtshals, freight from these ports can be reloaded for onward transport to the Port of Gothenburg.
“This relatively simple and rapid import route from these northerly ports gives a further broadening of the Port of Gothenburg offer,” said Minnhagen.
CLdN’s service between Zeebrugge and Gothenburg comprises five departures per week, arriving in Gothenburg on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday and Monday.
Gothenburg is gearing up for the beginning of the construction of a new terminal at the outer area of the port set for 2017.
The new terminal was cleared for construction beside the existing ones after the port received a consent of the Land and Environment Court. The exact location will be between the Älvsborg Harbour and the Arendal Harbour, covering 220,000 square meters (equivalent to 30 football pitches).