Port expansion project in Gothenburg

Rendering of reclaimed Gothenburg terminal darker parcel at center right extending all the way to small treeline. Credit: GPA

The expansion of Swedish Gothenburg’s port generates contaminated material that will be reused as part of the cruise and ro-ro terminal construction currently under way

Work is happening on what the Gothenburg Port Authority (GPA) calls the largest expansion project to be implemented at the port since the 1970s.

The reclamation, dredging, blasting, and construction work will create a terminal for containers and ro-ro traffic and is slated for completion in 2025 with some parcels expected to be operating before then. The impetus, the port says, is “to handle long-term growth in freight volumes”.

The port on Sweden’s west coast in Arendal Bay is a significant operation for containers – the port handles about 60% of the nation’s container traffic – ro-ro, passenger, steel, oil, timber, paper, vehicles, and other cargoes, handling about 41 million metric tonnes annually.

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