All stopovers in 2022 are now announced

Today, the last four stopovers on the 2022, European part, of the Asia Expedition 2022/2023 were announced, together with the winter stopover in the Mediterranean. The four stops are Malaga, Nice, Valetta and Barcelona. Götheborg will stay in Barcelona until March 2023. This means that all stopovers, twelve in total, during 2022 are now finalised.

All stopovers in 2022 are now announced

Photo: Robin Aron Olsson (Götheborg in Nice in 2007)

“ Putting an expedition together is like laying a giant jigsaw puzzle", said Kristoffer Bennis, Expedition Leader at Götheborg of Sweden. "Today, we are excited to announce the final four stopovers and sailing legs in 2022, all in the Mediterranean. We are also happy that we can now announce that we’re staying in Barcelona during the winter period, before continuing on to Asia in March 2023.”

An alteration to the already announced plan is that the stopover in Lisbon will be extended with one day, from 5–9 September.

Stopover ports and dates for the last four 2022 stops are:

  • Malaga, Spain: 15–20 September
  • Nice, France: 29 September–6 October
  • Valetta, Malta: 14–18 October
  • Barcelona, Spain, winter stopover: 27 October–March 2023

As the stopovers are announced, applications to sail along as a deckhand on the four sailing legs are also opened up. Anyone interested in sailing along for the adventure and to learn how to sail an 18th century ship is welcome to apply. No sailing experience is required, but applicants need to be over 18 years old and physically able to climb and work in the rig.


Asia Expedition 2022/2023

Götheborg departed from Gothenburg 8 June 2022, and will arrive in Shanghai in September 2023. The ship will sail the Baltic Sea and Northern Europe, before it continues to the Mediterranean. During winter 2022/2023 the ship will remain in the Mediterranean. It will sail to Asia in spring 2023. The mission for the Asia Expedition is to promote trade relations and use the ship as a unique platform for businesses and partners, to create business opportunities.

Greencarrier and Partners

In 2019 the Swedish logistics company Greencarrier acquired SOIC Ship Management, that operates the ship Götheborg, and thereby secured financing of the expedition to Asia. Spring 2020 Greencarrier also acquired the ship. Behind the decision lies a long-term interest in and commitment to the ship Götheborg, and the conviction that the ship is built to sail and therefore should do that.

Partners to the expedition are also EKN (The Swedish Export Credit Agency) and Vinnova (Sweden’s innovation agency), along with a great number of suppliers that support the expedition in different ways.

Short facts: The ship Götheborg – history

The Götheborg is a full-sized replica of an 18th century ship, that was owned by the Swedish East India Company, and that ran aground and sank outside of Gothenburg in 1745. In 1984 marine excavation of the original ship Götheborg was initiated and in 1995 the building of a new Götheborg was started. Eight years later, in 2003, the ship was launched, and between 2005-2007 the ship sailed the historical route to Asia and back. After that several expeditions around Europe were carried out, the latest one in 2015. In 2021 the ship sailed from Gothenburg to Stockholm and back.

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Götheborg of Sweden is the world’s largest ocean-going wooden sailing ship and a unique replica of an 18th century Swedish East India Company ship that sank outside of Gothenburg in 1745. Today, the ship operates with paying deckhands who sail on board to sail along between ports and learn how to sail an 18th century ship. In ports, it is also a popular visitor destination. The ship Götheborg is owned by Rederi Götheborg AB. Rederi Götheborg AB is a fully owned subsidiary of Greencarrier Group, a family-owned company with over 40 years of history specialising in logistics solutions.

Götheborg of Sweden is coming to Barcelona

24 October 2022

On Thursday 27 October 2022 at 10:00 am, the world’s largest ocean-going wooden sailing ship, and a replica of an 18th century Swedish East India Company ship, Götheborg of Sweden, is arriving to Barcelona. Before mooring, at 09:00 am, the ship will fire a gun salute.