Green Cargo is owned by the Swedish State. We transport 21 million tonnes of freight, have 1,800 employees and annual sales of about SEK 4 billion (2020).
Electric trains make up over 95 percent of our ton kilometrage, meaning the climate impact is next to zero. Every 24 hours, some 400 freight trains depart, replacing 8,500 truckloads on the road network. We serve close to 300 locations in Sweden, Norway and Denmark through our network, and with our partners we reach all of Europe. Our efforts are not only about a comprehensive reduction of carbon dioxide emissions, but also about space efficiency and safer roads.
Green Cargo connects 300 locations in Sweden, Norway and Denmark, and meets transportation needs that vary from one wagon to entire train sets. The freight network consists of some 50 road carriers in Sweden who supply truckloads to and from the train. Combining rail with road solutions allows many companies to choose rail even when not connected to a track. Together with partners, Green Cargo links the Swedish market to nearly 2,000 destinations in continental Europe. Green Cargo’s system has approximately 5,000 wagons, 360 locomotives and employees in all of Scandinavia to meet the transportation needs of the economy.
The wheels of Swedish industry and commerce turn with the wheels of Green Cargo’s trains. In many respects, our trains are in fact a platform for growth, welfare and jobs. We move truck cabs to Gent, furniture to Haparanda, newsprint to Frankfurt, flour to local bakeries, wine to dinner tables and steel materials to Borlänge. And we do it reliably, safely and within the agreed time.
Since steel wheels roll easily on steel rails, the freight in our electric trains can travel 300 times the distance of road freight for the same level of carbon emissions. Nature has a chance to breath when business and industry choose freight trains.