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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In the next schedule, with start in December 2015, Green Cargo is doubling its capacity to two trips to Karlshamn and will then have one train in the morning plus one at midday, five days a week. "There is increasing demand to and from Karlshamn. We have decided that we can now double capacity...
Growth in cargo volumes. Large investments completed. Pick-up in the oil segment. Three important factors pointed out by CEO Mats Olsson at Port of Karlshamn, when commenting the Annual Report of 2014. "Now Port of Karlshamn leaves a period of recession behind and look forward...
In 2014 the total cargo turnover in Port of Karlshamn grew from 4,7 million tons to 5,4 million tons. "After a period of recession and a drop in the cargo volumes, we are very pleased to see growth again. We look very positive on 2015 and expect that the growth will continue", says CEO Mats...
During 2014 the rail traffic to and from the Port of Karlshamn increased with more than 50 percent! "This proves that the customers favour increased transportation by rail", says Mats Olsson, CEO at Port of Karlshamn. Large investments have been made in a brand new intermodal rail terminal...
- Now we have calls with container feeder vessels in Karlshamn. We are very happy for this. It is an important breakthrough both for Port of Karlshamn and the industry in southeast Sweden, says Mats Olsson, Managing Director. Containers are now shipped by feeder vessel from Karlshamn to Hamburg/...
The largest shipment of on-shore windmills so far is landed in the Port of Karlshamn. Ten complete windmills from China is discharged from the nearly 30.000 ton dwt vessel "Kingfisher". The windmills are destined for a location southwest of Kalmar. The parts have to be prestored in the port due to...
A demonstration of the new Intermodal terminal was performed for the local Logistics network in Karlshamn during a breakfast meeting. The visitors could see how the operation is done, where brand new Semitrailers from DFDS Logistics in Karlshamn were lifted on/of Intermodal Pocket-Wagons owned by...
A reshuffle of ships will enable DFDS to fulfill customer wishes for more capacity for cargo and passengers on the route Karlshamn-Klaipeda earlier than expected. The RoPax vessel Optima Seaways will be substituted by the larger Athena Seaways during the summer. Athena Seaways is a sister to...

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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