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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

30 K

direct employees

70 %

of Scandinavia's population and industry is within 500 km of Gothenburg

Gothenburg is Scandinavia’s leading industrial city and a prominent logistics hub. 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.

For more than a decade, Gothenburg has been ranked as Sweden’s number one logistics location by the industry magazine Intelligent Logistik. The reasons cited for this accolade include the Port of Gothenburg, major new logistics establishments, new land areas, a highly efficient transport infrastructure, and advanced education programmes and research.

Scandinavia’s largest port

Some 30 % of Sweden’s foreign trade passes through the Port of Gothenburg, as does 60 % 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.

Resources & support

Feel free to contact John Wedel, Manager, Infrastructure and Logistics, at Business Region Göteborg, if you would like further information. You will find the contact information below.

Logistic Hub Scandinavia

A collaborative venture between Business Region Göteborg, Swedavia Göteborg Landvetter Airport, and the Port of Gothenburg aimed at strengthening the region's position as a leading logistics hub by attracting logistics companies and new air and sea routes.

Logistik & Transport Stiftelsen, LTS

LTS is a logistics and transport foundation that supports scientific research and university education with the aid of some sixty stakeholders to satisfy the knowledge and innovation requirements of companies and the community. LTS works to ensure logistics research in the region can maintain and develop its world-leading position.

Cluster analysis 2018

Mapping of the logistics cluster in the Gothenburg Region.
Cluster analysis, Logistics 2018

The harbour of Gothenburg

We are here to help

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.

John Wedel
Manager Infrastructure and Logistics
Area of work: Transports Infrastructure Logistics
Area of concern: Business development and financing
Per Österström
Head of FDI
Area of work: Foreign direct investments Establishment
Area of concern: Management team Establish and invest
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