Freight volumes passing through the Port of Gothenburg during the year to date are as follows. Container traffic is up 20% compared with the preceding year, and energy product flows remain consistently strong. New car figures rose by 4% but now appear to be levelling off, albeit at a high level.
Growth in container volumes
During the first nine months of the year, container traffic increased by 20% and rail traffic by 7%.
More energy products
Energy products totalled 17.7 million tonnes, up 2% on the corresponding period last year.
Cars and ro-ro* level out
Intra-European ro-ro traffic remained unchanged, whilst new car movements revealed a YTD rise of 4% despite a slight fall in September.
Port of Gothenburg freight volumes, YTD 2018
|Jan-Sept 2018||Jan-Sept 2017||Jan-Sept % change|
|Energy products, million tonnes||17.7||17.2||2%|
|Cruise ship calls||34||36||-6%|
* Ro-ro stands for roll-on/roll-off and refers to trailers and other wheeled cargo carried on vessels operating within and outside Europe.
** Twenty-foot Equivalent Unit (20-foot container)
Source : HSN