A fruit transport giant, ferry master, and container specialist
The Port of Helsingborg is a multifaceted hub that offers exceptional opportunities for efficient train, road, and sea transports throughout the entire logistics chain. Though we’re the largest port for fruit transports in the Nordic, as well as a master of ferry traffic, we’re probably most well-known as a container specialist – and since many years, this is our main focus.
Featuring more than 400 reefer outlets for refrigerated containers, the Port of Helsingborg offers safe and secure handling of fruit and vegetables.
Our segments in sea services
When transporting goods between continents all over the world, loading containers on cargo ships is the most efficient way. Containers arriving at or departing from the Port of Helsingborg normally come from an transoceanic port of transhipment, such as Hamburg, Rotterdam or Antwerpen, where the goods are transhipped to smaller feeder vessels. Every week some 15 ships from around ten companies call to the Port of Helsingborg, as part of their scheduled routes. The busy traffic is beneficial for the import and export industry, as well as for the transport business in our entire region.
Bulk is basically anything that is transported in large quantities without packaging or packing, like grains, oil or pellets. In the Port of Helsingborg we have long experience in handling for example large volumes of pellets för Öresundskraft (local energy supplier). While volumes of mineral oils are handled by our customers in Energihamnen, grain volumes are handled in the Grains Terminal by Lantmännen.
Ferry and cruise traffic
The ferries between Helsingborg and Helsingør work as a bridge for passengers, cargo trucks, and cars. To ”tura” (catching the ferry back and forth several times in a row while enjoying good food and drinks) is a well-known leisure activity in Helsingborg, and very popular among tourists. The ferry traffic between Helsingborg and Helsingor continues to be one of the port’s busiest areas. While the main operator is ForSea with five ferries, passengers can also take the M/S Pernille operated by Sundbusserne.
The Container Specialist
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.
Your partner in logistics
Our risk management work is strategic, continuous, and involves identifying, estimating, and preventing risks. This approach gives our organisation the ability to act quickly and turn risks into potential business opportunities. Our goal is to be the safest port in the country.
On time, according to terms, with no fuss, and always with at smile – we’re innovative, flexible, and willing to give that little extra to our customers every time. By anticipating and understanding their needs we’re able to find the best solution and we always strive to solve any problems as quickly as possible.
Using our broad competence throughout the entire logistics chain, we handle more than 8 million tonnes of goods every year – at the right time and quality. We connect refrigerated containers to electrical power, secures the right temperatures, coordinate transports and warehousing, and much more. Smart IT solutions enable us to optimise business flows and improve our customers’ everyday operations.
Great connections to railway and highways E4 and E6.
The Port of Helsingborg provides unique infrastructural opportunities for shipping companies, conveyors, and forwarding agents. Our strategic position in the booming Öresund region right in the intersection of railway, road, and sea transports, helps to drive efficiency throughout your entire logistics chain.