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Container growth in Port of Gothenburg – drop in ro/ro

Container throughput in the Port of Gothenburg showed a remarkable positive growth of 4 percent in the third quarter of 2012. On the other hand, the volume of ro-ro traffic is declining.

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In spite of the general financial uncertainty, the Port of Gothenburg has presented a surprisingly positive progress in container throughput in the third quarter, a press release issued by the port states.
Container throughput grew to 226,000 units corresponding to a four percent increase compared to the third quarter of 2011.

“As we handle such a large proportion of Swedish foreign trade, we notice fluctuations in the economy very clearly at an early stage. It was somewhat unexpected that container trade held its own as well as it did during the third quarter bearing in mind the current state of the world economy", says Magnus Kårestedt, Port of Gothenburg Chief Executive. 

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