Combined resouces since 1994

Skandinavia's most central coastal port

VÄNERHAMN is one of Sweden's biggest port actors, handling over 2.8 million tonnes of cargo each year. Five modern lake terminals, strategically located in the centre of Sweden, make Vänerhamn a key partner for central Sweden’s industrial and commercial sectors.

Our ports

Our ports are' located in Karlstad, Kristinehamn, Otterbäcken, Lidköping and Vänersborg. We also have operations in Åmål, Gruvön, Hällekis and Trollhättan.

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The Port of Karlstad is Vänerhamn’s biggest facility, with extensive storage space and high-capacity equipment. The port handles oil, wood products, paper and bioenergy products and heavy-lift shipments for the region’s businesses.

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One of Vänerhamn’s biggest terminals for break bulk cargo, bulk cargo and wood products. The port offers loading and unloading, forwarding and clearing.

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Otterbäckens hamn


Otterbäcken is Lake Vänern’s only natural deep-water port. It offers loading and unloading, forwarding and clearing of mainly bulk cargo.

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Lidköpings hamn


Focuses on agricultural products and solid fuels. Offers loading and unloading, forwarding and clearing.

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Vänersborgs hamn


A strategically located port near major national roads, located where the Trollhätte Canal meets Lake Vänern. Focuses on bulk cargo.

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Information on the Trollhätte Canal

Welcome to our new website

Welcome to the new Vänerhamn website, a modern design that tells you most everything you need to know about how we can help you meet your shipping and logistics needs.

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Good news in new national plan

On 31 August, the Swedish Transport Administration submitted its Proposal for a national transportation system plan for 2018–2029 to the government. Happily, the proposal contains remodelling of the locks in the Trollhätte Canal. 

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