Gothenburg Develops New Transhipment Terminal

A completely new transhipment terminal, located between the Port of Gothenburg’s container and ro-ro terminals, is emerging, according to an announcement by the major Swedish port.

The facility, named the Svea Terminal, will receive incoming forest products by rail from Swedish mills and then transfer the products to containers for onward transport to various parts of the world. Volumes equivalent to 60,000-100,000TEU will be handled at the terminal each year. Svea Terminal will offer 45,000m2 of storage space. Around half the area, 21,600m2, is covered by the world’s largest storage tent, which was recently erected.

On the inside, the goods can be loaded into weather-protected containers and the area will be used partly for intermediate storage, according to the Port of Gothenburg. The tent measures 360m by 60m and is up to 15m in height, while the steel beams that support the tent weigh 450tonnes…

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