International Transport Forum - 2014 annual summit Transport for a Changing World | 21-23 may 2014 - Leipsig, Germany | France presidency
Magnus Kårestedt
President and CEO
Port of Gothenburg
Do mega-ships need mega-ports?
12:45 - 14:15Friday, 29 May 2015

Since 2003 Magnus Kårestedt has run the Port of Gothenburg, Scandinavia's largest port with 60% of Sweden's container trading. In recent years, the port has undergone significant development schemes to maintain its strong position with a tripling of today’s capacity underway. Investments have been made in order to create growth for Gothenburg as an attractive destination and a natural hub for cargo handling in Northern Europe. The port continues to develop improved infrastructure within and outside the port to attract larger volumes. Kårestedt believes in a huge rise in the area of cruise and passenger traffic, as Gothenburg is increasingly portrayed as an attractive – and often also exotic – destination.