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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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...

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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