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Logistics

Ideally located in the heart of Scandinavia and with seamless connections by sea, land and air, Gothenburg is an attractive setting for successful business.

37 K

establishments

31 K

direct employees

70 %

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 the Nordic countries. It also offers highly efficient transport infrastructure, advanced logistics education programmes and research. In addition, there are new opportunities for businesses to establish operations in ideal locations.

 

Scandinavia’s largest port

Some 30% of Sweden’s foreign trade passes through the Port of Gothenburg, as does 50% 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.

Container shuttle on the way to Gothenburg

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

The harbour of Gothenburg

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If you are considering establishing, expanding, or innovating in the region, our local experts can provide you with information, contacts, and advice. Contact us today.

Pär Abrahamsson
Investment Advisor Urban Development
Area of work: Urban development
Area of concern: Establish and invest