As the Swedish Ship Götheborg sailed to Luleå, The Crown Princess took part in an environmental discussion in which Greencarrier's Stefan Björk spoke about the company's environmental work with modern logistics. Rebecca Möller from Norrbotten County Administrative Board spoke about the board's work with the environmental situation in the Gulf of Bothnia, and Göran Wallin from Luleå Municipality spoke about the municipality's work to develop Luleå Archipelago.
On arrival in Luleå, The Crown Princess took part in the opening of Södra Hamnplan. The Crown Princess laid a signed plaque to commemorate the opening of the square, and unveiled the steel arch that surrounds the monument.
After the opening ceremony, The Crown Princess attended a reception on board the Swedish Ship Götheborg.
The Swedish Ship Götheborg is a replica of the ship with the same name that went aground in 1745 and sank at Hunnebådan at the entrance to Gothenburg Harbour. The construction of the new Swedish Ship Götheborg began in 1995, and she was completed eight years later.
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Ever since the town was founded, Luleå's Södra Hamnplan has been one of the town's main loading ports. The actual port operations were moved to Viktoria Harbour in the mid-20th century. A residential area was built on the eastern section in the late 1980s. In 2010, a plan was completed for the southern section, which has now been opened.