SCT Transport AB starts new rail shuttle between Port of Gothenburg and Katrineholm
Katrineholm is about to acquire a second rail shuttle link with the Port of Gothenburg. More companies in the Katrineholm region can now benefit from the wide range of services from the Port of Gothenburg to destinations worldwide.
Commencing in January, the Gothenburg-based rail operator SCT Transport AB will bring a new container shuttle into service between the Port of Gothenburg and Katrineholm. Initially, it will operate three days a week although the aim is to gradually increase the number of departures during the spring with the hope of eventually making it a daily service.
The logistics company Green Cargo already has a container shuttle operating on this route. The town of Katrineholm will now have two shuttles to the Port of Gothenburg and the world beyond.
The Port of Gothenburg has Sweden's broadest range of services, both European and global. The rail shuttle runs straight into the Port of Gothenburg container terminal APM Terminals, allowing freight to be transferred rapidly from rail to ship for export or ship to rail for direct transport to Katrineholm.
At our rail terminal we have increased capacity by 50 per cent over the past 12 months and we expect to increase rail volumes even further in the next few years," said Hans Gutsch, Development Manager and Commercial Manager Rail at APM Terminals, in a recent press release.
The new shuttle is part of the Railport Scandinavia system, which is in fact much more than just rail shuttles. A number of the terminals in the system offer services that were previously carried out at the port. These include freight storage, import customs clearance and distribution.
The system also brings major environmental benefits. During 2014, around 60,000 tonnes of carbon emissions were saved by transporting freight to and from the Port of Gothenburg by rail instead of by road. This is equivalent to over 200,000 flights between Gothenburg and Stockholm or emissions from 14,000 cars.