Have a look at the highlights of the container barge transport from Gothenburg to Port of Vänersborg via Göta River
in this video.
In March 2017, the Swedish logistics company Avatar Logistics showcased how a container shuttle can be utilized in Sweden with an implemented Inland Waterway (IWW) framework. On this unique pilot a barge was first loaded with containers in the Port of Surte and then pushed by a tugboat along the Göta River to the Port of Vänersborg by the Lake Vänern. In the port the shipment was unloaded and re-loaded onto trucks. The pilot was a success, since it demonstrated the feasibility of this concept to complement road and rail transport already in the near future.
The pilot was realized in good cooperation with two European Interreg projects EMMA and NÖKS and partly funded with Swedish Maritime Administration (SMA) and Region Västra Götaland.
More information on this unique pilot can be found here.
Johan Lantz (CEO)
Avatar Logistics AB