Offshore wind cooperation in Karlshamn
Blue Water Shipping and Gillis Shipping AB, Karlshamn, have agreed to form an official cooperation with focus on offshore wind activities in Sweden.
New big mobile port crane boosts lifting capacity in Port of Karlshamn
A new 427 tons mobile Liebherr 550 port crane has now arrived in Port of Karlshamn.
-The new port crane will play a important role in the development of the port,
especially for the new establishment in the container and project cargo segment. A crane with this capacity strengthen our competitiveness on the market, says CEO Mats Olsson.
New issue of Destination Karlshamn News
There is a lot "in the pipeline" at the moment in Port of Karlshamn. Ongoing investments for container traffic, handling of wind mills, increase of capacity for tank storage and the expansion of the development area.
Read more in the latest issue of Destination Karlshamn NEWS. A pdf can be downloaded from our website under the heading "News".
Port of Karlshamn met with Russia and China in Helsinki
Recently the Plenary Meeting of the Coordinating Council on TransSiberian Transportation (CCTT) was held in Helsinki. CCTT is an organisation for the development of cargo traffic on the TransSiberian Railway. At the meeting where Port of Karlshamn was a separate item on the agenda, top managers from the major rail operators in Russia/CIS, Asia and China, were participating.
Port of Karlshamn boost storage capacity for liquids
Port of Karlshamn and Scandinavian Tank Storage (STS) in Gothenburg have formed the jointly owned company; "Karlshamn Tank Storage" with the intention to develop further business together. As a first step the storage capacity in Karlshamn is now increased by the purchase of three tanks of 22.000 m3 together, from Karlskrona Municipality.
Fifty years of wise port decisions in Karlshamn
Way back in the 1960s, politicians in Karlshamn made the decision to move port operations out from the city centre and build a brand new port. This was a farsighted, wise and bold decision, and it paved the way for the fabulous conditions we now have in Karlshamn. Since this time, a lot of other wise decisions have been made to realize this vision of Karlshamn as a significant logistics node on the Baltic Sea.
A lot is happening right now. The large start-up area adjacent to the port, which now stands ready, is an important major step for the future. Another vital step is the construction of an intermodal terminal and rail yard. And the portís investment in container handling is yet another example.
But itís not only hardware thatís being built in Karlshamn. I was impressed by the purposefulness and depth of the logistics focus in Karlshamn right from my first contact with the city. And as Iíve got more deeply involved with operations here, I have become even more impressed! There is a unique platform for logistics and logistics development here. In addition to various logistics companies, the port, and so on, Karlshamn also has networks, education and research in logistics through NetPort Karlshamn, the Blekinge Institute of Technology (BTH) and others.
All forecasts show strong growth in the goods flow to the east. The Swedish Transport Administration is talking about a 100% increase by 2050. It is very difficult to make prognoses. Development is dependent on so many different factors. But if you consider the potential in population and growth in markets to the east such as Russia, the Ukraine and a number of other countries all the way to China, you realize Karlshamnís key location for trade flows between Sweden and the Nordic countries and these emerging markets.
Here at the Port of Karlshamn, weíre continuing to forge ahead along this beaten track.
Mats OlssonCEO, Port of Karlshamn