Fairway deepening to support larger vessels and volumes at APM Terminals Gothenburg
To support growing volumes at APM Terminals Gothenburg and the port’s full potential, work is now underway to deepen the fairway. Once completed in 2026, the terminal will be able to receive the world’s largest container vessels and higher volumes.
Volumes passing through APM Terminals Gothenburg are steadily increasing, a trend that has been further accelerated by supply chain disruptions over recent years.
One key driver is that APM Terminals is the only container terminal in Sweden that is equipped to handle ocean-going direct vessels to and from other parts of the world without transhipment. This greatly reduces transport time, risk and environmental impact.
APM Terminals Gothenburg is equipped to accommodate vessels up to 24,000 TEU, but in order to utilise this potential and support larger volumes, a deeper fairway is needed. "If we are to meet the increased demand from Swedish industry for the long term, we need adequate infrastructure. Our customers should not be limited by insufficient fairway depth, which is why I am pleased to announce that work to deepen the channel is planned to start in mid-November," says Dennis Lenthe Olesen, Managing Director at APM Terminals Nordic.
APM Terminals Gothenburg will work in collaboration with Port of Gothenburg, the Swedish Maritime Administration and the Swedish Transport Administration to ensure that the impact on container traffic is kept to a minimum.
"We have plans in place to minimise the impact during the course of the work,” adds Dennis Lenthe Olesen. “There is no doubt that this project is essential if we are to maintain Swedish companies’ opportunities to reach the world market efficiently and sustainably. We hope for the cooperation of our customers during the construction period."
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