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.
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.
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.
|Tonnes of goods passing through the port||8 084||8 120|
|Handled units in TEU * by sea||274||250|
|Handled units in TEU * by rail||25||23|
|Trucks by ferry||468||485|
|Cars by ferry||1 275||1 307|
|Passengers by ferry||7 139||7 172|
One TEU corresponds to the volume of a container with the measurements 8x9x20 feet or just over 36.25 m³.
|Finances (SEK million) and personnel||2019||2018|
|Profit after financial items*||42||21|
|Use of energy, gross kWh||20 745 912||22 000 082|
|Accident rate (LTIF) ***||0,45||0,43|
*** 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.
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.