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Rise in rail traffic boosts container volumes
Tuesday, January 28, 2020, Gothenburg, Sweden

Newly published Port of Gothenburg freight figures for 2019 showed that container volumes rose for the second year in succession.

Container freight from the whole of Sweden is being increasingly channelled to the Port of Gothenburg by rail. In total, 456,000 TEU were transported through the port by rail – this is the largest rail volume in the port’s 400-year history…

…Container volumes, reported as 20-foot equivalent units (TEUs), rose during 2019 by three per cent to 772,000 units. The past two years have seen a marked increase in container traffic at the Port of Gothenburg. In 2018 growth stemmed mainly from the local catchment area – in 2019 it had the whole of Sweden as its base.

A great deal of long-distance freight for export comprises basic materials used in industry, such as steel, paper, and timber. These are generally transported by rail from inland locations to the Port of Gothenburg for onward transport by container ship to markets on the Continent.

During 2019, 456,000 TEUs passed through the port by rail, up 14% on the previous year. The volume of containerised freight moving into or out of the port by rail rose from an already record-breaking level. The share of quay turnover transported to or from the port by rail is unequalled by any other major international port in the world…

(For information about operations in Sweden contact GAC Sweden at sweden@gac.com)

Source: Extracts from Port of Gothenburg (www.portofgothenburg.com) press release dated 27 January 2020

New Year holiday extended
Tuesday, January 28, 2020, China

To bolster epidemic prevention and control with regards to the Novel Coronavirus, the Chinese government has decided to extend the Lunar New Year holiday.

The schedule for the extended holiday is as follows:
Shanghai – until 9 February
Beijing, Tianjin, Qingdao, Chengdu & Xiamen – until 2 February

For information about operations in China, contact GAC China at china@gac.com

Authorities implement coronavirus measures
Tuesday, January 28, 2020, Turkey

Vessels transiting the Turkish Straits/calling at ports in Turkish territorial waters must declare their “Last 10 Ports” in advance. If the last ten ports include a Chinese port, the Turkish authorities require a document with the fever measurement report for all crew onboard.

This fever measurement report should be delivered to the sanitary boat with other required documents during sanitary inspection.

For further details and updates, or information about operations in Turkey, contact GAC Turkey at turkey@gac.com

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