A new transloading terminal for timber products has opened at the port run by the family-owned Gävle-based company Sören Thyr AB.

Paper, pulp and timber products account for a large proportion of exports that pass through the Port of Gothenburg but up to now, the port has lacked a dedicated terminal for transloading sawn timber products.

"We welcome Sören Thyr AB to Gothenburg," said Magnus Kårestedt, Port of Gothenburg chief executive.

"The company is well known in the industry. Thanks to this investment, more sawmills and paper mills throughout the world can make use of the port’s worldwide service network."

Linked to the rail system?, the new forest terminal is located near to the port’s ro-ro and container terminals and can handle more than one million m3 of timber each year.

The terminal makes it possible for sawmills to easily send their timber by rail or road to Gothenburg, for onward shipment worldwide.

"We are extremely pleased that we have managed to establish operations at the largest port in the Nordic region," said Jörgen Thyr, CEO and son of the founder Sören Thyr.

"We know that many sawmills are interested in exporting via Gothenburg and thanks to the new terminal more mills now have the opportunity to do so."

The forest terminal is part of an ongoing investment to increase forest product volumes in Gothenburg.

Other aspects include new rail solutions, plans for more weather-protected transloading terminals and a new collaborative venture between the Port of Gothenburg and shipping companies (Stena Line, DFDS Seaways, CLdN, MSC, SCI Freightman, ACL, Unifeeder and "K" Line||) to market the range of shipping and peripheral services to the forest industry.