Sören Thyr AB invested in loadplate facility
MAR 31, 2015: Sören Thyr AB, which operates a transshipment terminal for timber products at the Port of Gothenburg, has invested in a loadplate facility, further enhancing the level of service at the port for companies involved in the export of forest products. "You could almost liken the loadplate to a large pizza peel used to slide pizzas into an oven," said Stig-Göran Thorén, Senior Manager, Business Development, at the Port of Gothenburg. Up to now, the Port of Gothenburg has not had a loadplate, which is a large plate that is filled, for example, with packaged timber which is then loaded directly into the container in one single movement. Now there is a loadplate on site at the new Forest Terminal operated by Gävle-based company Sören Thyr. Two double rail tracks lead to the Forest Terminal. On February 12, the first 14 rail trucks entered the terminal, filled with packaged timber and ready for reloading into containers with the aid of the loadplate. "It is excellent to have a loadplate on site in Gothenburg. Now that we are able to receive rail traffic from the whole of Sweden even more goods owners in the sawmill industry can ship their timber worldwide via Gothenburg," said Jörgen Thyr, President of Sören Thyr AB. The packaged timber arrives by rail or road at Sören Thyr's terminal in Gothenburg and is taken by truck across to the loadplate. The plate is pushed into the container with the simple push of a button. There is minimal risk of damage to the timber. When the containers are fully loaded, they are transported from Sören Thyr to the APM Terminals container terminal, where they are loaded onto the ship and for onward transport to various parts of the world, including Japan, China and North Africa. "There has been a wish for a long time from the sawmill industry and from forwarders to have this solution in Gothenburg. With a loadplate, the customers can utilise the space in the container optimally and at the same time minimise the risk of damage to the goods during handling," Stig-Göran Thorén concluded.