European ports prepare for Suez congestion
European ports are preparing for increased traffic following the refloating of the Ever Given ship and the reopening of the Suez Canal.
Traffic on the Suez Canal reopened on March 29. Ships have started to pass through the canal, but there are still hundreds of ships left at the canal’s inlet and outlet waiting for their turn to pass.
Gothenburg Port Authority (GPA) and APM Terminals Nordic are offering global shipping companies the opportunity to come directly to the Port of Gothenburg.
“Instead of queuing in several European ports in a row, we now offer the opportunity to come directly to the Port of Gothenburg. Here, the shipping companies can unload their Scandinavian goods, which can then quickly reach their customers,” said Elvir Dzanic, chief executive of GPA.
In addition, the port is offering the opportunity to unload additional goods with other European destinations. This cargo can then be transhipped to smaller feeder vessels for further transport to other European ports. Larger vessels can then get back into their regular loops more quickly.
Shipping companies bringing vessels directly to Gothenburg will be offered a discount on these extra calls.
For more information visit www.portofgothenburg.com
12th April 2021