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...
The Vice Chairman of Swedish Governments Committee on Transport & Communication, Jessica Rosencrantz visited Port of Karlshamn. Apart from information about the positive development in the port and growing cargo volumes east-west, representatives for Volvo Cars, IKEA AB and Green Cargo...
A continued growth in demand for freight capacity to and from the Baltic states calls for a further expansion in Port of Karlshamn, why now DFDS deploys a third ferry between Karlshamn and Klaipeda. The danish shipping- and logistics group DFDS have had a favourable development for the line...
With start at the end of 2015, the train capacity on Port of Karlshamn has now doubled from one- to two train per day. At the same time the Green Cargo trains are pulled by electric engines all the way to the new intermodal rail terminal in Port of Karlshamn. -We have doubled the capacity...
As from February 2016 Grieg Star will call 1-2 ports of three in Sweden monthly, where Karlshamn is one, on its Atlantic Trade to/from the USEC (Baltimore, Wilmington NC, Savannah, Port Canaveral), the US Gulf (Houston and Mobile) as well as Altamira in Mexico. “This service...
Today December 14th, the first cargo train pulled by electric Locomotive arrived at Port of Karlshamn. Not only the track down to the port (Intermodal Rail Terminal) is electrificated, but also track for shunting. - Now both Intermodal wagons and other cargo wagons can be transported in an...

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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