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Green link to UK for Swedish paper

[ February 28, 2022   //   ]

Swedish operator Green Cargo has launched a rail freight shuttle between Rosersberg, north of Stockholm and the Port of Gothenburg. It will initiallydepart six times a week, moving paper products and other goods from Rosersberg to Gothenburg, for onward transit to the UK and France.

On arrival in Gothenburg, the freight is loaded onto DFDS vessels and shipped to the UK via Immingham, and to France via the Belgian port of Zeebrugge.

The trains can carry 40 trailers or over 80teu each, and the plan is to double departures to twice-daily.

Gothenburg’s senior Logistics development manager, Antti Laakso, said: “Rosersberg is an expanding region, particularly in the logistics sector. The establishment of a rapid, efficient, climate-smart link to the world using the full Port of Gothenburg service offering is extremely positive.”

DFDS Seaways sales director, David Forsberg, added: “We are happy to be able to offer a daily intermodal service in collaboration with Green Cargo that connects northern Stockholm and Gothenburg in a good way. The timetable is adapted to match our departures to and from Ghent, Zeebrugge and Immingham. It has also been shown that the solution is attractive for transit volumes between Finland, the Baltics and the UK.”

The terminal in Rosersberg is owned by the logistics company Train Alliance and has two fixed terminal cranes serving four 750-metre parallel tracks. The 90,000 square metre terminal has a further 60,000 square metres to facilitate future expansion.

The aim in time is also that all truck distribution at Rosersberg will become fossil-free with the introduction of electric trucks. Construction of charging stations linked to the terminal will commence in August.

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