Traffic on the Suez Canal reopened on 29 March. Ships have
started to pass through the canal, but there are still hundreds of ships left
at the canal's inlet and outlet waiting for their turn to pass.
Gothenburg Port Authority (GPA) and APM Terminals Nordic are
offering global shipping companies the opportunity to come directly to the Port
“Instead of queuing in several European ports in a row, we
now offer the opportunity to come directly to the Port of Gothenburg. Here, the
shipping companies can unload their Scandinavian goods, which can then quickly
reach their customers,” said Elvir Dzanic, chief executive of GPA.
In addition, the port is offering the opportunity to unload
additional goods with other European destinations. This cargo can then be
transhipped to smaller feeder vessels for further transport to other European
ports. Larger vessels can then get back into their regular loops more quickly.
Shipping companies bringing vessels directly to Gothenburg
will be offered a discount on these extra calls.
Valencia takes action
Several actions were also decided for the Port of Valencia
at a meeting of the Marca de Garantía quality system.
The terminals and shipping companies will focus their
management on coordinating the empty containers so that they are in the
terminal yards for the shortest possible time.
Forwarding companies will inform the companies in the
hinterland served by Valencia so that the export containers do not enter the
port until the port of call of the ships that have to take them is regulated
and authorised to prevent the containers from being stored while awaiting their
departure to their destination points.
From 13 April, MSC Terminal Valencia and CSP Iberian Terminal
Valencia will bring forward the opening of doors for the delivery of import
containers and empty containers. CSP Iberian Terminal Valencia will delay the
closing time of the gates which will facilitate the access of export traffic
that may have suffered delays in its operations throughout the day. The work
inside the terminal will continue after the closing of the gates until all the
lorries in the terminal have been dealt with.