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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.

A press release from the deep-water port in the Scandinavian region said that new car figures rose by 4% but now appear to be levelling off, albeit at a high level.

During the first nine months of the year, container traffic increased by 20% and rail traffic by 7%, said Sweden-based Port of Gothenburg.

Energy products totalled 17.7 million tonnes, up 2% on the corresponding period last year. Intra-European ro-ro traffic remained unchanged, whilst new car movements revealed a YTD rise of 4% despite a slight fall in September.

Meanwhile construction of an entirely new terminal in the outer area of the Port of Gothenburg has started. The project will be the largest expansion undertaking at the Port of Gothenburg in 40 years.

Phase 1 started with piling earlier in the week. The 220,000 square metre terminal will be constructed using dredge spoils contained by an embankment, and is scheduled for completion around 2025.

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