On September 27th there was held a press conference in Karlshamn on initiative from Nord Stream II, where Nord Stream, Wasco Coating (Port of Karlshamns' customer) and Port of Karlshamn informed and gave a guided tour. -The contribution this project will make to the port is very important. But...
- It's always very pleasing when customers give us credit for our work. When we even receive a Diploma for good performance from the Swedish military forces, it's something extra, says Pär Carlsson at Sales & Marketing, Port of Karlshamn. Pär and others were recently involved when a...
As a result of a good growth in activities, Port of Karlshamn has now employed seven dock workers on permanent basis. The growth is seen in most of the market segments, especially within forestry, terminal work and container handling during the last year. Port of Karlshamn will now also...
The reconstruction of RoRo-berth no 1 in Port of Karlshamn is now completed. It is a fixed concrete berth and was constructed in 1999. Now it is higher and wider (32 m with space for fender excluded) why larger vessels with very wide- or double ramps can berth. Total quay length at RoRo 1 is...
A very large oil tanker is presently calling Port of Karlshamn at the quay of Uniper - Karlshamn Kraft power plant. The vessel m/v Zaliv Baikal has a dead weight of 106.808 tons (cargo capacity), is 244 m long, 42 m wide and with a draft of more than 13 metres. The area of the deck corresponds...
Port of Karlshamn is now certified according to ISO 14001:2015 (Environment) and 9001:2015 (Quality). The certification according to the new standars of 2015 puts a considerable higher focus on the customer, business processes and  sustainability. This with the purpose to better achieve...
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...

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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