Port of Gävle

Environment and safety

The government’s maritime strategy states that: “switching from land to maritime freight transportation helps to reduce both the collective environmental burden of the transport sector as well as traffic congestion on land. Factors that can encourage such migration need therefore to be identified and developed.”

Every day a train travels from Port of Gävle to Brista outside of Sigtuna delivering plane fuel for Arlanda airport. Previously, the fuel was transported by 50 lorries a day that drove straight through the centre of Stockholm city. Not only has this new solution increased traffic safety, it is also estimated to have reduced carbon dioxide emissions by 2 500 tonnes per year. This is just one example of how maritime transport can contribute to reducing the environmental burden.

Of course, maritime transport impacts the environment just as all other modes of transport do, but the burden is significantly lower. Our goal is to achieve growth without increasing our negative impact on the environment. That requires continuous environmental efforts that permeate everything we do. That’s one of the reasons we have replaced our company cars with electric and biofuel cars.