Record volume passed through Gothenburg in 2012

Port of Gothenburg defied the bad times in the world economy and increased the overall freight volume in the largest port of Scandinavia in 2012. However, the ro-ro traffic, in which DFDS is one of the major players, was heavily affected by a drop in the Swedish vehicle output.

In spite of a continuous weak development in the world economy, the Port of Gothenburg managed to increase the overall freight volume by one percent to a total of 42 million tons in 2012. This marks an all-time high for the port. However, ro-ro traffic dropped by four percent as a result of a drop in Sweden’s vehicle production level.

“We handle a great deal of Swedish foreign trade and although we noted a slowdown last year it was far from the dramatic events of 2009,” Port of Gothenburg CEO, Magnus Kårestedt, says.

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