One of the largest container ports in the Nordic region, APM Terminals Gothenburg, is taking a step forward in supporting the transition to electrified truck transport.
APM Terminals Gothenburg handles an average of 1,000 trucks daily, with only a few of these trucks being electric. However, the terminal wants to encourage the change and will be launching a new priority solution for electric trucks on March 1st, 2023. The solution will enable electric trucks to bypass other trucks at the terminal through a reserved lane, and they will also receive priority handling within the terminal area.
Brian Bitsch, Commercial Manager at APM Terminals Gothenburg, says, “Sustainability is one of our main priorities at APM Terminals, and our container handling has been fossil-free for several years. We want to support haulage companies who are starting to electrify their truck fleet and hope that this setup will be a small step towards a completely fossil-free truck transport.” The solution will be evaluated regularly and developed based on customer needs and new technical advancements.
APM Terminals Gothenburg’s new priority solution for electric trucks is a significant step in promoting the transition to zero-emission transport and reaching Sweden’s climate goals. The terminal will continue to evaluate and develop the solution to meet the changing needs of customers and advancements in technology.