Port of Gothenburg outlines new terminal

Port of Gothenburg outlines new terminal

Gothenburg: Swden’s top port plans to add an extra terminal dedicated to handling fuel. Construction will start in 2018 and the port will be located next to the existing container terminal. The new Energy Port at Risholmen will be west of the present freight terminals which handle  around half a million cars a year and a million containers. The size will be 200,000 sq m smaller than the container terminal, which is around 800,000 sq m.

“Expansion of the terminals and the quays is necessary to assure future access to energy products and to provide space for new forms of energy,” said Arvid Guthed, vice president at the port.

The plan is for the new port to be built up partly using excavated material.

“The aim is to use the clay which the Swedish Transport Administration is excavating and which needs to be deposited. Instead of transporting the material for landfill we can use it to build a port. By doing so, we can make better use of resources and at the same time avoid long transport distances,” said Guthed.

Hans Thaulow

Hans Henrik Thaulow is an Oslo-based journalist who has been covering the shipping industry for the last 15 years. As well as some work for the Informa Group, Hans was the China correspondent for TradeWinds. He also contributes to Maritime CEO magazine. Hans’ shipping background extends to working as a shipbroker trainee with Simpson, Spence & Young in Hong Kong.

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