To meet rising demand for roro-space and offer flexibility on the Karlshamn-Klaipeda and Kiel-Klaipeda routes, DFDS has short-term chartered the 2,171-lanemetre or 160-trailer Mercandia Class MAESTRO UNIVERSE until shortly before Christmas when she will be replaced by FINLANDIA SEAWAYS. Anders...
The Swedish Minister for Infrastructure, Mr Tomas Eneroth, came with the braking news that the missing 18 km railway link Karlshamn-Olofström will be constructed. Then Port of Karlshamn will be directly connected to the Volvo Cars (Geely) plant in Olofström and the large distribution centre of IKEA...
In Port of Karlshamn the dry cargo vessel m/v Edwine Oldendorff is loading more than 50.000 m3 of sawn timber from south Sweden to the east coast of USA. It is the biggest shipment of sawn timber ever on one and the same vessel that has been loaded in Port of Karlshamn. The nearly 15.000 timber...
DFDS has signed a contract with the Chinese Ship Yard Guangszhou for construction of two Ro-Pax vessels with delivery 2021. With six routes in the Baltic Sea, DFDS expect further growth in the market. In order to meet future demand the Shipping company now invests in two new Ro-Pax ferries. A 2,...
Yesterday Port of Karlshamn was visited by Mrs Pia Nilsson, Group leader of the Social Democrats in the Parliamentary Committee on Transport and Communication, accompanied by Committee member Suzanne Svensson. They were informed about the increasing activity in the port in general, but focus was on...
On September 27th there was held a press conference in Karlshamn on initiative from Nord Stream II, where Nord Stream, Wasco Coating (Port of Karlshamns' customer) and Port of Karlshamn informed and gave a guided tour. -The contribution this project will make to the port is very important. But...
- It's always very pleasing when customers give us credit for our work. When we even receive a Diploma for good performance from the Swedish military forces, it's something extra, says Pär Carlsson at Sales & Marketing, Port of Karlshamn. Pär and others were recently involved when a...
As a result of a good growth in activities, Port of Karlshamn has now employed seven dock workers on permanent basis. The growth is seen in most of the market segments, especially within forestry, terminal work and container handling during the last year. Port of Karlshamn will now also...
The reconstruction of RoRo-berth no 1 in Port of Karlshamn is now completed. It is a fixed concrete berth and was constructed in 1999. Now it is higher and wider (32 m with space for fender excluded) why larger vessels with very wide- or double ramps can berth. Total quay length at RoRo 1 is...
A very large oil tanker is presently calling Port of Karlshamn at the quay of Uniper - Karlshamn Kraft power plant. The vessel m/v Zaliv Baikal has a dead weight of 106.808 tons (cargo capacity), is 244 m long, 42 m wide and with a draft of more than 13 metres. The area of the deck corresponds...

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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