Green Cargo doubles in Karlshamn

15. 04. 21

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 and meet the market's needs and that we will have the opportunity to do more business", says Mats Hanson, Marketing Director of Green Cargo.

"We see Karlshamn and its port as an important eastern link. Traffic to Germany and the rest of western Europe is mainly via Trelleborg and the Öresund Bridge. But for eastbound traffic, we see Karlshamn as an important destination in the longer term. Thus far volumes have been limited, but growth is good."

"Karlshamn has made a correct long-term focus on increasing goods handling by rail. With a location with a large and interersting port, the conditions are very good for developing the intermodal rail terminal there", says Mats Hanson.

 

Southeast Link needed

"It is obviously very positive that the flow of goods by rail is increasing and that Green Cargo is increasing its capacity", says Mats Olsson, CEO of the Port of Karlshamn.

"It is also a confirmation that the investments that have been made here have been right and that they are now beginning to bring results. Rail traffic in the port doubled last year."

"This also shows that customers want to increase transport by rail and that the development of the Southeast Link* is tremendously important for development in the longer term, both regionally and nationally", says Mats Olsson.

*) The Southeast Link is a 11 km missing railway link between Karlshamn and Olofström. With the already existing rail Olofström-Älmhult, both Volvo Cars Body Components in Olofström and IKEA distribution centre in Älmhult would be connected to Port of Karlshamn by rail directly and at the same time Blekinge Coastal Railway would get a short cut to the main railway line Malmö-Stockholm, saving hours and reduce the congestion on the Malmö-Stockholm line on part Hässleholm-Älmhult.