Port of Gothenburg Authority considers becoming operator of inland terminal

2022/07/14 at 3:02 PM

The Port of Gothenburg Authority, which runs the largest harbour in Sweden, is examining the possibility to expand the geography of its activities. It could become an operator of an inland intermodal terminal that will be railway-connected with the Port of Gothenburg.

Intermodal terminal. Illustrative picture, source: Swissterminal

In June 2022, the Port of Gothenburg Authority concluded a letter of intent with Train Alliance, the Swedish specialist focused on developing commercial facilities for the railway industry. The document suggests the launch of discussions on establishing an inland terminal by the port operator. Being located in Sigtuna, Stockholm County, the new facility is expected to be a part of the TEN-T network. Moreover, the planned terminal will have an intermodal train service to/from the Port of Gothenburg.

“The idea is that a possible inland terminal should be able to handle transport and tranship various types of freight such as semi-trailers, containers and vehicles,” the port authority noted. It will be constructed in line with the sustainability strategy of the Swedish port. Train Alliance is likely to build a maintenance workshop for locomotives and wagons running to/from Gothenburg. Both parties are also interested in handling the 1-kilometre-long freight trains at the planned terminal. In this regard, they will team up with Trafikverket, the Swedish transport infrastructure authority.

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