Ideally located in the heart of Scandinavia and with seamless connections by sea, land and air, Gothenburg is an attractive setting for successful business.
of Scandinavia's population and industry is within 500 km of Gothenburg
Gothenburg is the logistics capital of Sweden and a thriving hub for business and R&D. It is no coincidence that it is the location of DB Schenker’s head office for northern Europe as well as offices for almost all the major transport companies.
The region is home to the largest port in Scandinavia. It also offers highly efficient transport infrastructure, and advanced logistics education programmes and research. In addition, there are new opportunities for businesses to establish operations in ideal locations.
of Sweden's foreign trade goes through the Port of Gothenburg
of Sweden's container traffic is handled at the Port of Gothenburg
destinations with direct routes from the Port of Gothenburg
Scandinavia’s largest port
The Port of Gothenburg is not only Scandinavia's most important port, but also a market leader in the transition to fossil-free logistics. Some 30% of Sweden’s foreign trade passes through the Port of Gothenburg, as does 53% of the country's container traffic. The port offers direct services to and from destinations in Asia, the Middle East, North Africa, and North America. It also has strong rail links to and from the whole of Sweden and Norway.
A new one million square logistics park is being built directly beside the port with new warehousing and logistics facilities just 10 minutes from the quayside.
Gothenburg also has a major international airport that is among the most climate-smart airports in the world and just 25 kilometres from the city centre. It offers flights to more than 100 destinations served by 30 airlines. The airport handles heavy cargo and has one of the fastest air cargo turnarounds in Europe.
Major investments are being made in the airport, in the surrounding areas, and in the transport infrastructure. The development, known as Airport City, includes plans for two logistics parks, retail and business parks, and hotel and conference amenities. It is possible to establish warehousing and logistics facilities directly beside the airport and the motorway.
Gothenburg is also well connected by land, offering frequent rail services to large parts of Sweden, and direct access to the motorways leading to Stockholm, Oslo, and Copenhagen.
Sweden’s strongest research cluster in logistics
Gothenburg’s two universities – Chalmers University of Technology and the University of Gothenburg – are very strong in logistics and both have close ties to industry. They offer popular bachelor’s and master’s programmes, and have around 100 researchers involved in world-class research in areas such as green logistics, digitalisation of freight transport, and emerging handling technologies.
Cluster analysis 2018
Mapping of the logistics cluster in the Gothenburg Region.
Cluster analysis, Logistics 2018
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