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...
Port of Karlshamn was the only swedish company invited to speak at the Coordinating Council of TransSiberian Transportation (CCTT) Plenary Meeting 2015, recently held in Vienna. CCTT is a association for companies and organisations from Europe in the west and Japan in the east, using the...
During the week, the largest single shipment of forestry ever to USA, went from Port of Karlshamn. Not less than 28.000 m3 of sawn timber was loaded onboard the Grieg Star vessel "Star Gran" for final destination Wilmington and Baltimore. The loading operation was very...
Swedish Minister with responsibility for Infrastructure recently visited Port of Karlshamn. The main purpose was to be informed about the activities and the need for regional infrastructure development, in order to cope with the growing cargo flows via Port of Karlshamn. On the top of the...
Today Port of Karlshamn performed two heavy lifts of 175 tons each. The cargo was new bark drums for Södra Cell pulp mill in Mörrum, a few kilometers from the port. The port mobile crane with 140 tons capacity, was co-operating with a smaller external mobile crane.

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FOCUS ON OPERATION AND BUSINESS AHEAD!

Finally we can put the conflict between the Port Workers Union and Swedish Ports Association behind us! The new deal is good for Sweden and for Port of Karlshamn! The agreement means a much more stable situation which enable us to give our activities and our customer relations full attention and develop the port futher. We are many winners.

Although it has been much about the conflict during some time, the work in has continued in many aspects. We are very pleased with the increased activities in the oil market and one of our rock cavities for storage of heavy oil is almost filled up.

Another positive sign is the increase of rail traffic in the port. Last year more than 14.000 rail wagons were handled in Karlshamn, compared with 4.000 five years ago. The plans for further shunting tracks in the port area are proceeding. In the near future the port, together with other stakeholders as the industry, will meet with the Swedish Transport Administration with the purpose to speed up the construction start of "Sydostlänken" (South East Link). A 12 km missing railway link connecting Port of Karlshamn with Volvo Cars Olofström, IKEA Älmhult and the main North-South railway line in Sweden.

Port of Karlshamn are also working on another important strategic development. It is the construction a completely new RoRo-berth with capacity for ferries with a length of 230 metres. Linked to the new berth, we are investigating the possibility to relocate the line-up of accompanied vehicles from present location to our 30 hectar vast expansion area south of the intermodal rail terminal, where we store the Nord Stream pipes at the moment. By doing this relocation, we will open new possibilities for developing the port area.

For year 2018 the port also will present the highest turnover ever, reaching almost 250 million SEK. The final result is not official yet, but looks very promising.

Mats Olsson,

Managing Director Karlshamn Hamn AB