Press release from Port of Gävle and Yilport
The largest containerport on the swedish east coast is doubling its capacit
The shipping town of Gävle has a proud history going back hundreds of years — a history that inspires. When the municipality and Yilport now make large and long term investments in the port, it is not just important for the fast growing town of Gävle, but also for the surrounding region where several of the country’s largest industries are located. Apart from the fact that the port will attract more export business, the Port of Gävle and Yilport also expect increased imports. Among else, Sweden’s National Food Agency is building a laboratory for examination of imported foodstuff in connection with the expanded port.
“With stricter requirements for more environmentally sustainable transportation solutions, we are in an optimal location. The Port of Gävle is just two hours from Stockholm. First class road and rail connections make it beneficial for cargo owners, not only just in our region, but also in other parts of Sweden, to increase their imports through the Port of Gävle. Our extensive new investments generates a completely new environment for what I like to call The Northern Port of Stockholm,” says Fredrik Svanbom, CEO of Port of Gävle.
Logistics close to the port
The expansion of the container port is made possible through a close cooperation between the owner of the infrastructure, municipal Gävle Hamn AB, and Yilport Gävle, which has operated the port since 2014 with its own personnel, cranes, trucks, and other mechanical equipment.