Port information

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Gothenburg is located on the beautiful west coast of Sweden with open sea, a stunning archipelago and pristine countryside. Everything you need for discovery or recreation. The city is characterized by international style, local creativity and a natural, relaxed charm. In Gothenburg cultural venues, gastronomic experiences, entertainment and shopping are all located within comfortable walking distance. Gothenburg is rated one of the best gastronomic cities in Europe with six Michelin star restaurants. The seafood is as fresh as you can hope to find it – without wetting your feet.
The Port of Gothenburg is Scandinavia’s largest port and has an excellent geographical position for reaching all parts of Scandinavia and the Baltic Sea. Environmental issues constitute an important foundation for the activities and the port is convinced to contribute to a long term sustainable development by an integrated and proactive environmental work to achieve a minimum of negative environmental impact.

Port attractions

  1.  City Tour including Paddan boat

    Experience the history of Gothenburg as a trade centre, the famous opera house, the statue “Poseidon”, the Art Museum, the Concert Hall, City Theatre and Library. Continue tour on Paddan canal boat.
  2.  West Coast

    Experience the fishing villages, the old Viking town of Kungälv, Tjörn Bridges with an amazing view on the North Sea and visit on the small island of Klädesholmen, famous for its herring industries.
  3.  Liseberg Amusement Park

    There is something for everyone at Liseberg. Many rides and attractions offer thrills and laughter for kids and grown-ups. There are plenty of other things to enjoy; restaurants, shops and gardens.
  4.  Cultural Gothenburg

    Experience important sites and landmarks; Götaplatsen, the cultural centre of the city and the Museum of Fine Arts with its Fürstenberg Gallery, including the world's leading collection of Nordic art. And next door, you can find the the Hasselblad Museum.
  5.  The island of Marstrand

    Experience the beautiful countryside, island of Koön & Carlsten Fortress, where a guided walk through narrow, cobbled streets will take you through a small, pedestrian town and its interesting history
  6.  Gothenburg Christmas City

    Experience a scandinavian christmas in Gothenburg with cosy markets, atmospheric concerts, Christmas at Liseberg Amusement Park and more.
  7.  Experience the 1700s aboard the Swedish Ship Götheborg

    The Swedish Ship Götheborg is a replica of the East Indiaman that sank outside Gothenburg upon the return from China in 1745. Here, you can explore everything from captivating stories and the amazing art of shipbuilding, to knot-tying courses and culinary delights in a contemporary 18th century environment. Read more about the Swedish Ship Götheborg.
  8.  Swedish fika

    The Swedish tradition ”fika” (meaning to take a break, sit down with a friend for a cup of coffee and some baked goods) has become a world-wide sensation. And for good reason. Visit the cafés in Gothenburg and see for yourself why the concept of “fika” is so cherished in Sweden.

Port views

Queen Mary II arriving Skandia harbour
Europa arriving Freeport
Jewel in Arendal
Brilliance of the Seas in Arendal
Gothenburg Archipelago
Gothenburg Archipelago
Gothenburg Archipelago
Aida Cara under the Älvsborg Bridge
Brilliance of the Seas
Slottsskogen city park
Utby, Gothenburg
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Port facts

Nautical information

Max. Length For Berth, M:
America Cruise Terminal 225 m, Arendal Cruise Terminal 300 m
Max. Draught, M:
America Cruise Terminal 7,5 m, Arendal Cruise Terminal 9,0 m
More Info Draught:
Max. Air Draught, M:
America Cruise Terminal 45 m
More Info Air Draught:
No restrictions in Arendal and Skandia
No. Of Quays:
Quay Length Total, M:
Quay Depth, M:
America Cruise Terminal 8,0 m, Arendal Cruise Terminal 9,5 m, Skandiaharbour 10-14,2 m, Älsvborg harbour 11 m
Anchorage Available:
Anchorage Compulsory:
Passenger Terminal:
Pilotage Compulsary:
Tugs Available:
Tidal Movement/range, M:
Ships Tenders Allowed:
Garbage Disposal:
Airport Distance, Km:
City Centre Distance, Km:


Are ships allowed burn HFO using:
✔ Closed loop
✔ Compliant IMO Fuel
On-shore power supply to cruise vessels:
LNG bunkering supply to cruise vessels:
✔ By vessel / barge
Supplying alternative fuels:
Reception Facilities for Contaminated Ballast Water:
Reception Facilities for Waste Oils:
Passengers by Source in 2023
Calls 2023

Onshore Power

Onshore Power
OPS (Onshore Power System)
Shore power within the next 5 years
Defined Compatibility Assessment process for each berth and ship combination to IEC/IEEE 80005-1
Information/documentation from the ship for the port before the first connection
Additional requirements for first-time connectio/max. duration between connections before process reapplies
Connection Time
Connection time from all fast to full operational SSE (Shore Side Electricity)
Disconnection time
Uninterrupted power supply guaranteed by shore power provider whilst connected
Restrictions / Penalties / Insurance
Weather conditions/restrictions/other limitations for safe use of SSE
Penalties in case of failure to connect by the ship: weather/itinerary changes/technical issues
Insurance covering any potential damage caused by the SSE
Port Fees
Utility standard/usage fees in addition to kWh rate
Tax/duty fees applicable
Other fees related to shore power
Useful Information
Discounts/incentives linked to shore power usage
Berthing policy linked to shore power usage
Confirmation time of the vessel for planned shore power usage before ETA

Port contacts


Nicole Brattåsen, Cruise Operation Manager

SE 403 38 Göteborg


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Page last updated: 2024-01-31 09:36


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