A new intermodal facility, the Arken Combi Terminal, oficially opened in the Port of Gothenburg, although it had started services from the beginning of the year. The 65,000 m2 multimodal terminal is located beside the container and RoRo terminals in the outer port area. Containers and trailers can switch between road, rail and sea for onward movement to destinations throughout Sweden and the rest of the world. The Swedish Transport Administration is co-funding the terminal together with the Port of Gothenburg.
The intermodal facility already handles more freight than the old terminal at Gullbergsvass, which has now been closed. There, five trains were handled per day, while seven trains per day are already handled in the Arken Combi Terminal, with the figure expected to increase shortly. It is anticipated that more than 100,000 trailers a year will change from one mode of transport to another at the new terminal.
“The Arken Combi Terminal is a long-awaited piece in the puzzle at the Port of Gothenburg. The market has been looking for ways of handling more goods more efficiently, and the city needs the former terminal area to press ahead with its urban development programme. We are pleased that we were able to respond rapidly to these wishes. At last we have a solid intermodal solution in place,” Magnus Kårestedt, Gothenburg Port Authority Chief Executive, said.