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Construction of new crossdocking terminal under way in Port of Gothenburg

Christian Fernsby |
Construction of the Svea Terminal, a new rail connected crossdocking terminal for forest products at the Port of Gothenburg, is now under way.

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The new terminal will offer weather-protected transloading immediately beside the port’s ro-ro and container terminals.

Operations are due to commence during the first half of 2020.

surface preparations are underway at a forthcoming cross docking terminal at the Port of Gothenburg. Export cargo such as paper- and carton board, pulp and sawed timber will be able to travel directly into the terminal for transloading into containers or trailers for onward transport by sea to global markets.

The world’s largest storage tent 21,600 square metres (equivalent to around three football pitches) will be built on the 45,000 square metre terminal site, which will allow transloading to take place without being exposed to the elements.

Apart from the tent, there will be open storage areas and five rail tracks. The track leading into the tent will be a production track and the other four tracks will be used as marshalling tracks for the facility.

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