Transport Sweden with Seacon Logistics 

Seacon Logistics is your logistics service provider and central point of contact for transport to and from Sweden. From strategic locations and together with our worldwide network of agents and partners, we quickly, smoothly and cost-effectively take care of your transport. From full loads (FTL), part loads (LTL), pallets, intermodal to special transport

The Scandinavian kingdom of Sweden is a particularly interesting location for logistics in northern Europe. This is partly due to the country's long-term EU membership and good ties with neighbouring countries Norway, Denmark and Finland. There are intensive trade relations with the Netherlands and Germany, as well as non-EU states England and Russia. 

The Swedish logistics industry has strongly developed into an important international market for international transport. Although the country has only 10 million residents (especially the south is densely populated), its area of over 450,000 km2, high gross domestic product (GDP) per capita and well-developed infrastructure make it an attractive country for logistics. 

The country's main economic sectors are agriculture (mainly based on animal husbandry), export of mineral resources, automobile, timber, machinery and electricity industries. Large international companies such as Volvo, Scania, Saab, ABB, Electrolux and Tetra-Pak contribute to Sweden's economic success. 

For transport to and from this interesting transport country, it is only logical for you as a company – together with Seacon as your professional partner – to take your logistics to a higher level. On this page, you can read more about our transport solutions for Sweden. 

Major transport routes Sweden and your benefits 

Sweden's economic development is not just based on the efforts of a few big companies. The Swedish market is also characterised by its favourable market environment and optimal access opportunities for small and medium-sized enterprises. One of the main reasons for this is the country's well-developed infrastructure. Sweden is one of the safest countries in terms of road transport. Thanks to its location on the Baltic Sea, they also have important deep-sea ports from which goods are transported worldwide. 

Sweden's well-developed road network covers more than 400,000 kilometres and connects all the country's economic centres. Goods can also be transported quickly via one of the Baltic ports' many ferry connections. The most frequently used transport links via the road network are the routes from Rostock/Travemünde to Malmö and the Western Main Line (Jutland Line) via Gothenburg, Oslo, Jönköping and Stockholm. 

Rail transport is an attractive and sustainable option to and from Sweden. Besides the state railway company Statens Järnvägar, there are also regional players that have been supported by an investment programme for years. Modern high-speed trains connect Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmö. The Danish capital Copenhagen can also be reached from here. The Öresund Bridge (toll required) links Sweden directly to Copenhagen in Denmark. 

Sea freight is also highly developed as an important transport route due to its location on the Baltic Sea. From the Swedish seaports in Malmö, Gothenburg, Stockholm, Trelleborg and Kalskrona, your goods reach their final destination quickly and effectively. Our sea freight overview page provides more information on the benefits of sea freight. 

Finally, air cargo has also evolved significantly in recent years. Of particular note here is the early specialisation in freight traffic. In particular, Stockholm-Arlanda Airport (Stockholm), Gothenburg-Landvetter Airport (Gothenburg) and Malmö Airport (Malmö) are suitable for (heavy) air transport. Intermodal transport can be deployed from the airports. 

Overview on the Øresundbron (Öresund Bridge) between Copenhagen (Denmark) and Malmö (Sweden). | Seacon Logistics
Rail transport from the city of Stockholm in Sweden. | Seacon Logistics

Key cities for freight transport in Sweden 

Sweden's most important and largest cities are located almost exclusively in the south of the country. This has several advantages for industry, as distances between cities are relatively short and its location on the Baltic Sea allows for international transport. 

The main logistics location in Sweden is the capital Stockholm and the region around it, where more than 15% of Sweden's population live. Most international companies are also located here, creating an interesting logistics hub and junction for global transport. 

The second major logistics location in Sweden is Malmö. Through the Öresund Bridge, Malmö city is directly connected to Copenhagen in Denmark, allowing transports - mainly to the European Union - to be handled quickly and efficiently. Other major cities include Gothenburg (northwest of Malmö) and Upsala (north of Stockholm).

Transport solutions from Seacon Logistics

We offer different types of transport to and from Sweden. Whether it concerns general cargo, less-than-truckload or full-truckload shipping, air freight, sea freight or freight transport – we will ensure that your goods arrive at their destination safely and on time. Below you will find our transport solutions to and from Sweden:

  • Groupage transport to Sweden 
  • Pallet shipment
  • Partial loads (LTL / LCL)
  • Full loads (FCL / FTL)
  • Rail transport
  • Deliveries in the city centre
  • Delivery with tailboard
  • Express delivery to Sweden
Aerial view of the beautiful old town of Stockholm in Sweden. Lying by the water | Seacon Logistics

Groupage Sweden - LCL and LTL

The term LTL (Less Than Truck Load) is used in freight transport to indicate that only part of the available cargo space of the truck is filled. In the logistics industry, it is therefore common to combine several partial loads at one loading point or to add a partial load. In short, groupage or LTL is therefore the merging of several smaller loads into one larger load. This optimises the use of the freight container during road freight.

The abbreviation LCL stands for Less than Container Load and in sea freight refers to shipments that do not fill an entire container and are combined with other general cargo in a consolidated container. LCL transport mainly offers price advantages and some benefits in practical handling and stowage. For general cargo, only proportionate transport costs are incurred for the use of the container volume.

Full loads Sweden - FCL or FTL

The abbreviation FCL (Full Container Load) is used in sea freight for full container loads. Unlike LCL: a load that only partially fills a container. With FCL loads, the container is loaded by a shipper and unloaded at the destination by a consignee.

With an FTL delivery (Full Truck Load), the shipment fills the entire available cargo space. The truck transports this shipment to its destination without reloading. This is for one recipient. This completely utilises the truck’s transport capacity. 

Fast delivery is the main advantage of FTL. This is because there is no need for transhipment or extra route planning to different recipients. The truck drives directly to one destination. It is the most effective method of transporting goods by road to a final destination. 


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Loading special transport onto a truck. | Seacon Logistics

Special transport Sweden

In our wide range of transport services, we also offer special transport to and from Sweden. This is the worldwide transport of long, high and heavy goods that do not fit in a container or truck. We believe it is important to comply with all international regulations and guidelines in this type of transport. Especially when transporting dangerous goods, regardless of whether they are transported to Sweden or from Sweden to abroad. Below you will find an overview of all goods that Seacon Logistics transports: 

  • Long goods
  • Dangerous goods (ADR)
  • Boxes (KTN)
  • Boxes (BOX)
  • Bundles
  • Heavy load
  • Pallets (PLT)
  • Gitter boxes (GIBO)
  • Barrels (FSS)
  • Other loose goods

Transport options Sweden: to and from Asia, America, Europe and Africa

At Seacon Logistics we understand that, in addition to the quality of your products, fast shipping and associated satisfied customers are of great importance. That is why we facilitate the worldwide transport of your goods in all aspects. Goods transport within Europe is usually handled via road freight, but for shipments to and from Asia, North and South America and Africa, we of course also have sea freight and air freight at your disposal.

From our locations at strategically located terminals, we supply all major consumer markets. By outsourcing your transport to and from Sweden to Seacon Logistics, you benefit from the advantage that you do not have to worry about complicated coordination across different continents and time zones. With us, you are guaranteed – partly thanks to the excellent cooperation with our partner network – a fast, efficient and well-organised shipment. 

Container terminal from above, showing a container ship loading sea freight and moving trucks (road transport). | Seacon Logistics

Transit and delivery times for transport to Sweden

To satisfy you and meet all your requirements, reliability and speed are paramount at Seacon Logistics. That is why we work closely with a worldwide partner network and can plan, execute and organise your transport efficiently. 

It is also possible to send express shipments, we arrange this in collaboration with our network. Fast transport services and our in-house customs clearance ensure that your transport from Sweden arrives at your customer faster than usual. 

For daily updated information and reliable transport planning, please contact us directly. Our specialists are always ready to help you. 

Customs: the correct import and export documents

Our focus is always on the entire logistics chain. To serve you even better, our in-house customs department takes care of the necessary import and export documents and transport certificates. Our Compliance Desk checks whether your goods comply with all guidelines and sanction regulations at the place of destination. This way you will not be faced with unpleasant surprises and you can concentrate on your core business. Thanks to our status as Authorised Economic Operator (previously AEO-certified) and 'preferred supplier', we can minimise delays. An important advantage for you as a customer.

Want to know more about how we unburden you in terms of customs and customs declarations? 

More about customs

Incoterms®: Protect your international trade with Sweden

As a global logistics chain director, Seacon Logistics deals a lot with Incoterms®. Although we are not involved in the commercial agreements between buyer and seller, we are often consulted about the dangers and consequences of the various Incoterms® before a transaction is concluded. In practice, many companies still underestimate the risks.

To ensure that contractual formulas in the trade of goods are interpreted equally by buyer and seller, we have created a white paper and an infographic. 

View our Incoterms® page

Important additional information: Public holidays, driving bans and local details

Sweden is one of Europe's northernmost countries. Besides a special geographical location and a relatively cold climate, Sweden has some special features politically that you should take into account. The overview below shows which features these are: 

  • Not a member of the EEA: Unlike most EU member states, Sweden is not part of the European Economic Area (EEA) or the Economic and Monetary Union (EMU). The national currency is the Swedish krona (SKR).
  • Tolls: In Sweden, tolls are charged on certain sections. Trucks over 12 tonnes GVW must have an E vignette on motorways and toll roads.
  • EU membership: Depending on the project, you will need an EU licence or CEMT permit for international transport. See also the bilateral permits between Hungary and third countries.
  • Dangerous goods and heavy cargo air freight: Special regulations apply to the transport of dangerous goods. This is due to the fact that ferries are used as means of transport. Moreover, it is possible to transport heavy cargo by air through selected airports.

If you have more detailed questions about the specifics or rules in Sweden, please feel free to contact our team. In a joint logistic analysis, we examine which aspects are relevant for your goods transport. 

The strength of Seacon: logistics at its heart since 1985

Since the establishment of Seacon Logistics, we have been building our organisation as a leading logistics chain director. Today, Seacon Logistics has over 700 employees at various strategic locations throughout Europe. Yet the origins of the family business can still be felt in our organisation. And that is precisely where our strength lies. Logistic services from the heart, that's what we are all about!

With a strong we-feeling, we take on logistical challenges and work together to serve you as our customer in the best possible way. With innovative and efficient solutions, we take your logistics to a new level. Transparent communication, personal approach and entrepreneurship are the basis of our customers' trust. 

Are you interested in a transport solution to a country other than Sweden? Then take a look at one of our many other partner countries: 

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