News from Port of Gävle

News letter February 2018  

News from Port of Gävle 

2017 has shown a large increase in freight volumes
Total freight turnover was almost 5.7 million tonnes, an increase of more than 17% compared with the previous year.
One of the reasons for the increase is the all time high increase of the container terminal, 25% up compared with 2016.

"In spite of fewer ship arrivals this year, we see this sharp increase in volumes mainly due to the fact that larger ships have been loaded and unloaded more efficiently. In addition to the increased volumes, this is something we welcome from a sustainability perspective” says Daniel Karlsson, manager Infrastructure, Port of Gävle.
GT=Gross tonnage baseras på fartygets totala inneslutna volym.
The largest container terminal on the east coast is doubling in size
The capacity of the largest container terminal on the east coast is about to be doubled. Port of Gävle and Yilport are co-investing to meet the increasing demand for container transport. In the autumn of 2019 a new container terminal will be opened that will increase capacity to 600,000 TEU*. At the same time, we will create opportunities for more warehouses and for more companies to set up operations in close proximity to the port. Read more:
* 1 TEU corresponds to a 20-foot container
Environmentally differentiated harbor tax

In different ways, Port of Gävle is working towards an environmentally sustainable port. All terminal operations, such as dragging, loading and unloading of containers are run with electricity or fossil-free diesel (HVO). Environmentally differentiated port tax has been implemented for many years. From 1 January 2017, an updated version is in use, taking into account more parameters such as environmentally sustainable performance etc. During the year, more and more ships have reported that they comply with the environmental requirements for obtaining the discounts, with a 15% peak in November.
Securing a port's future through Circular Economy
An article is published in MPB and covers the Port of Gävle’s large scale port expansion project 2007-2014, that was carried out with a new innovative and environmentally sustainable method. MPB (Marine Pollution Bulletin) is an international journal that is concerned with the rational use of maritime and marine resources.

You can follow the link below to read the full article. Hurry up though, it will only be available for free a few more days!,ashq6rU
Data Protection Ordinance (GDPR)
Under the Data Protection Ordinance (GDPR), which will apply as a law in all EU member states as of May 25, 2018, we will review all of our contact lists. If you no longer want us to keep your contact information in our database, please reply to this mail. You will then not receive newsletters or other information from Port of Gävle anymore.
We wish you a nice end of february.

Warmest regards from a cold Sweden
Fredrik Svanbom and crew.
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