The energy group E.ON and Swedish rail operator Green Cargo has signed a long term contract for two trains per week all year round between Port of Karlshamn and the steel producer SSAB in Borlänge. The first delivery from Karlshamn took place March 6th and was destined for the SSAB site...
The reconstruction of the ferry/RoRo-terminal in Port of Karlshamn has started. Roro-ramp "no. 1", a fixed concrete ramp, will be wider and higher in order to accomodate for larger vessels with wide ramps upto 33 m. The terminal area with line-up and parking areas will be re-designed for more space...
Port of Karlshamn will shortly sign a contract with the Dutch company Wasco Coatings Europe BV, regarding handling and storage of pipes for the Nord Stream 2 project. - We are of course pleased to carry out this business which will be important for the ports development a short and long perspective...
The largest shipment ever of sawn timber is presently being loaded in Port of Karlshamn. Nearly 45.000 m3 or more than 12.600 timber packages on the vessel Cileo di Cartagena, chartered by Grieg Star Shipping, with destination Morehead City and Cape Canaveral in USA. The shipment is on account...
Port of Karlshamn is selected as one of two ports in Sweden for the Nord Stream 2 project. The intention is to store and ship gas pipes for the new line between Russia and Germany in the Baltic Sea.   - This could be a large business for Port of Karlshamn. The...
A delegation consisting of representatives for the Chinese Railway "Sinotrans", the Chinese International Freight Forwarders Association, Logistics operators, Port Agents etc., visited Port of Karlshamn. Also representatives of some major Shippers in Sweden, as well as the largest rail operator in...
The ferry traffic Karlshamn-Klaipeda continue to grow with new records for freight volumes. The passenger volumes however do not fully live up to our expectations. The line has shown a substantial growth for freight and passengers. Due to increased demand, DFDS Seaways decided to deploy a...
Yesterday Port of Karlshamn was visited by the Swedish Parliament, the Chairman of the Committee on Transport and Communications, Mrs Karin Svensson Smith, joined by the Chairman on the Regional Council, Mrs Christina Mattisson. The site manager of Volvo Cars Body Components Olofström,...
The Gothenburg based container transport providor SCT Transport has now started their sixth rail shuttle in Sweden for transportation of containers. The new shuttle runs between Port of Karlshamn and APM Terminals in Gothenburg. The shuttle is established through a co-...
Port of Karlshamn intend to purchase 200.000 m2 land in the port area. The investment is about 31 Mio SEK. - This is a strategic investment for future expansion, at the same time solving customer needs in the shorter perspective. It enables us to...

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National attention on the business focus of the port

“The Nord Stream 2 project has meant that Karlshamn and the Port of Karlshamn have been given a lot of attention lately.”

“Our attitude has always been that we ‘look at this like any other type of business’. We are, as always, focusing on the business and on achieving an optimal solution for the customer. This is where our competence and resources lie. The Nord Stream 2 project was intended to be a very large and good piece of business for the Port of Karlshamn.”

“But we are obviously conscious of the fact that the Nord Stream project has both national and international political and strategic security dimensions, which are managed at a political level. In this case, Nord Stream 2 is ‘not just any project’.

A project which engages politicians like Merkel, Putin, Biden, Löfvén, Wallström and Nato, the EU etc. is not just any project. But it is, in our opinion, not reasonable that a matter where national and international leaders hold different perceptions, should be handled by the managers at the Port of Karlshamn.”

“The Port of Karlshamn is a large port, operating in an international environment. A variety of goods with a variety of different origins, owners and areas of use pass through all large ports.”

“The Port of Karlshamn is keen to adhere to all rules, regulations, laws and agreements that are applicable. But the Port of Karlshamn does not make its own laws. Neither do we have our own politics.”

“Our focus is on business and to see that optimal solutions for the customers bear fruit. We are experiencing good growth in many areas, and in recent years we have brought about a clear change in the emphasis of our business “from tonnes to kronor” in close collaboration with our customers.

Traditional handling of for example stone has consistently been replaced with more qualified handling that raises values for the customers. We have continuously strengthened and upgraded our resources and our competence within such areas. And we are pleased to say that these initiatives are well in line with our customers’ needs.”

“We continue to work with our business in focus!”

Mats Olsson /

Managing Director Karlshamn Hamn AB