Come for a guided tour on board Götheborg! Starting Saturday October 2nd, we are open to visitors on weekends, Saturdays and Sundays 12:00 – 15:00. You can buy your tickets online or on-site, in our shop. Please note that the ship can only be visited in the company of a guide.
Greencarrier takes over ownership of the Götheborg of Sweden
Greencarrier ensures that the Götheborg of Sweden sails on. Greencarrier AB have acquired all shares in Svenska Ostindiska Companiet AB – SOIC AB – from the foundation Ostindiefararen Götheborg. Greencarrier AB thereby also takes over ownership and responsibility for Götheborg of Sweden.
The purpose of the acquisition is twofold, partly to ensure future voyages to, for example, Asia and China and partly to create further opportunities for trade with Asia.
“The ship fits well into the Greencarrier group and the values we represent. We see the ship as an excellent platform to promote Swedish business and culture, which is something we as a company want to contribute to, but also enable increased focus on important sustainability issues such as UN Sustainability Goal # 14, Life below Water,” says Stefan Björk, owner and Chairman of Greencarrier AB.
The acquisition will also enable the expansion of Greencarrier's business portfolio. Today, Greencarrier is a logistics company with a global focus and with a strong representation in China. “With the acquisition, we are broadening our portfolio to also include trading operations with Asia. The SOIC brand gives us a natural and good foundation to build a trade around,” says Johan Jemdahl, CEO of Greencarrier AB.
“Götheborg of Sweden does her best when she sails, and it is in accordance with the foundation's purpose. The costs of doing this are too high for the foundation to be able to handle. We have been looking for a solution for a long time and feel great confidence and gratitude for Greencarrier who are now embarking on this adventure. With this agreement, the ship can continue to fulfil an important function and be involved in marketing Gothenburg, western Sweden and Sweden abroad,” says Claes G Berglund, chairman of the foundation Ostindiefararen Götheborg.
The ambition is to be able to carry out limited sailings during 2021, given that conditions allow, and to carry out sailings to Asia and China in 2022. The departure to China is planned for April and will go via a number of stops in the Mediterranean, the Suez Canal, India and several more port stops in the far east before arriving in China. The exact journey is under planning. New for this trip is that the ship will be able to host a limited number of passengers on this unique sailing. Negotiations with the various ports and interested partners have the highest priority and the recruitment of crew will begin during the year. Arrival in China is scheduled for October 2022.
Greencarrier acquired SOIC Ship Management AB in the autumn of 2019. The company is responsible for the well-being of the ship and has since invested significant amounts of time and money in securing the ship's seaworthiness and sailing ability. Götheborg of Sweden is now in very good condition and is ready to set sail.
SOIC Ship Management AB has further signed partnership agreements with Stena AB, Business Region Gothenburg, the Port of Gothenburg and Gothenburg & Co. The four companies have thus secured the opportunity to use the ship in their marketing. The main partner is Greencarrier AB.
SOIC AB's board of directors consists of Stefan Björk (Chairman), Johan Jemdahl, Lars G Malmer and Josefine Widegren.
For further information, please contact:
Stefan Björk Chairman and Owner, Greencarrier
+46 (0) 708 85 00 29
Peter Alexandersson CEO, SOIC Ship Management AB
+46 70 393 07 60
Greencarrier is one of the Nordic countries largest privately owned logistics companies. We are located in 11 countries worldwide and offer global logistics solutions with all modes of transport, focusing on knowledge, innovation and sustainable solutions. We work with sustainability in the four areas environment, employees, business and society. We like challenges, and our attitude is: Yes, it's possible! www.greencarrier.com
Now back in Gothenburg, we want to direct a big thank you to Stockholm – the city, our partners and guests, and everyone who came to visit us on board or from the quay. It was a week with fantastic events and great meetings, and we were overwhelmed by the warm and enthusiastic welcome from all our guests and the citizens of Stockholm.
Tomorrow, Sunday 12 September, at 2 pm, Götheborg is coming back to Gothenburg and Pir 4 on Eriksberg. It's been nearly a month since she left Gothenburg to sail to Stockholm and back.