About us

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The Port of Helsingborg

The Port of Helsingborg is the second largest container port in Sweden and one of the leading ports in northern Europe. Every year we handle around 275,000 TEU* from shipping, and 75,000 TEU* from land transports. With efficient transport solutions by railway, road, and sea, day and night all year round, the Port of Helsingborg provides unique infrastructural opportunities for shipping companies, conveyors, and forwarding agents.


* The transport unit Twenty-Foot Equivalent Unit, TEU, measures the volume that passes through the port. One TEU corresponds to the volume of a container with the measurements 8x9x20 feet or just over 36.25 m³.

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Hub for import and export

Nine out of ten goods arrive in Sweden by sea. Goods are transported to and from the port by shipping companies with regular traffic via the major hubs in Europe to reach the whole world. As the vessels grow in length, width, and draft, the port’s operations are adapted. The ground area corresponds to 115 football pitches and the total quay length is 3,430 meters.

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A municipally owned company

The Port of Helsingborg is owned by the City of Helsingborg. Based on our owner’s directive, we will soon be the most modern port in the Nordic region. The Port of Helsingborg is an efficient and profitable port with satisfied customers. Our focus is on optimizing existing areas and continuing to invest in innovative technology that increases capacity and improves sustainability.

Key figures

Volume (thousands)20192018
Tonnes of goods passing through the port8 0848 120
Handled units in TEU * by sea274250
Handled units in TEU * by rail 2523
Trucks by ferry468485
Cars by ferry1 2751 307
Passengers by ferry7 1397 172
The transport unit Twenty-Foot Equivalent Unit, TEU, measures the volume that passes through the port.
One TEU corresponds to the volume of a container with the measurements 8x9x20 feet or just over 36.25 m³.
Finances (SEK million) and personnel2019 2018
Net turnover409394
Operating costs377377
Profit after financial items*4221
Use of energy, gross kWh 20 745 91222 000 082
Employees**222227
Accident rate (LTIF) ***0,450,43
*Excluding items affecting comparability ** The average number of employees during the year
*** Number of accidents that resulted in absence for more than one day per 200,000 hours worked, excluding subcontractors

Our business concept

The Port of Helsingborg shall be a competitive hub for maritime and land traffic. And, as one of Sweden’s most important logistics centres, deliver the best benefit to every individual customer and the industry as a whole.

Our vision

In 2030, we will be Sweden’s most efficient and profitable port with the industry’s most satisfied customers and employees. This is what we call the most modern port in the Nordic region.

Our values

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Responsible


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Friendly

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Developing

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Honest