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Gothenburg terminal

Gothenburg RoRo Terminal is situated in the port of Gothenburg at the mouth of the longest river in Sweden, Göta Älv, and overlooked by the beautiful scenery of Älvsborg Fortress. The terminal specialises in car and RoRo handling and is an important part of the Swedish import and export chain, as well as being strategically located next to major road and rail services.

​​​A stone’s throw away from major network services

DFDS cargo handling

Cargo Handling

Cargo as diverse as commercial cars, trailers, goods on cassettes, equipment, machines, containers and project cargo are stored and handled on a daily basis. The railway connections can carry cargo such as steel, paper, SECUs, containers and trailers.

Vessel in Gothenburg terminal

Vessel Handling

There are 7 berths within the terminal capable of handling vessels up to 280m in length x 11m in draught.

Spacious DFDS warehouse

Warehousing & Storage

The terminal has a 14,000m2 weather protected paper logistics centre with direct covered access to the rail tracks connecting the facility to the rest of Sweden and beyond. The terminal also offers cross-docking facilities for container, SECU, truck and railway.

DFDS staff working in a workshop


The Gothenburg RoRo Terminal can facilitate tyre replacements and full repairs on site for all customers.

Terminal capabilities

Cargo handled

  • Paper in reel or palletized form
  • Break Bulk
  • Coil in many different forms, can be handled up to 30 tonnes in weight
  • Forest Cargo
  • Big Bags in different forms
  • Trailers
  • Driver Accompanied Cargo
  • Machinery and agricultural machines
  • Containers
  • Swapbodies
  • Mafi handling up to 75-80 tonnes
  • Project Cargo
  • Automotive Cargo (cars and truck chassis)
  • Chemicals
  • IMO Handling
  • Class 1
  • Class 7

Terminal services/equipment

  • RoRo Services
  • Forklift trucks from 2,5 to 16 tonnes capacity
  • Forklift trucks from 17 to 40 tonnes capacity
  • Tugmasters
  • Reachstacker/piggyback 45 tonnes
  • Translifter (cassette handling) 90 tonnes
  • Translifter (cassette handling) 120 tonnes
  • 100 tonnes crane/mobile harbour crane
  • Lift unit movements from mafi or cassette to rail
  • Container stuffing and devanning
  • Movements of heavy project cargo
  • Re-stowing of cargo and securing


  • Tyre replacement and repairs
  • Refrigerated trailer and container service
  • Facilitated container repairs with external partner

Warehousing facilities

  • 2000 to 7000 m2 warehouse
  • Cross dock facilities
  • Covered transhipment facilities
  • Rail connected transhipment area

Terminal access

  • Close connection to motorways
  • Access to rail network
  • Direct access to inland waterways
  • Deep Sea facilities
  • Terminal access a round the clock, 7 days a week

Special competences

  • The DFDS utilisation of mafi and cassette systems opens up the market place for companies trading in industrial quantities of base commodities across the network of DFDS' shipping routes.
  • Deep Sea Break Bulk vessels, discharging large quantities of internationally traded products at any of the DFDS terminals, can benefit from the ability to move smaller quantities efficiently around the Group’s European network.
  • Verified Gross Mass in compliance with SOLAS

Terminal security

  • Video inspection system for gate control of units
  • Meet ISPS requirements
  • CSI-certificated
  • Camera surveillance, closed gate with manned guard at night

Make an enquiry

If you have any questions about our terminal services, please do not hesitate to contact us.