Logistic consequences of the Gothenburg container port conflict

New study - Logistic consequences of the Gothenburg container port conflict

The conflict in APM Terminals in Port of Gothenburg has led to a large reduction in volumes handled in the port. We can observe consequences within the supply chain and large companies across the country stress the negative implications in terms of increased cost as well as problems of sending/receiving goods on time. SSPA and the University of Gothenburg (School of Business, Economics and Law), will jointly investigate the consequences of the conflict from a national perspective. This knowledge will benefit both authorities and industrial actors.

The purpose of this project is to investigate which actors have been affected, how they have been affected, which measures they have taken and can take to mitigate the consequences and indicate the aggregated logistics effects in terms of altered flows of goods, modal choice, costs and external effects. The project will not address the labour market conflict itself, rather in an unbiased way address the consequences of the conflict and how problems that have arised have been addressed at different stages. 

–“By investigating the effects and consequences of the issues that occurred in Port of Gothenburg, we can obtain a better knowledge that will benefit both authorities and industrial actors, says Martin Svanberg, Researcher and Project Manager at SSPA.