Container traffic is continuing to increase at Ports of Stockholm. This is good news in the lead up to the opening of Sweden's new mega-port, the Stockholm Norvik Port.

Seven percent rise in container volumes at Ports of Stockholm

During the period January to October, container volumes have risen by seven percent compared to the same period last year.

“The Stockholm region is growing and around 50 percent of Sweden’s consumption happens in the greater Stockholm region. The continuing rise in container volumes is a message of strength before the opening of the Stockholm Norvik Port in 2020," says Nicklas Ebersson, Marketing Manager Cargo at Ports of Stockholm.

The Stockholm Norvik Port has a natural depth of 16.5 metres and the size capacity needed to be able to handle the largest vessels operating in the Baltic Sea. Its location, with short approach lanes from the fairways and good connections to major roads and railway routes, makes the Stockholm Norvik Port a new, efficient and sustainable transport hub in Sweden.

When the Stockholm Norvik Ports opens in 2020 it will replace the container terminal at Stockholm’s Frihamnen Port. The new container terminal will be run by Hutchison Ports, one of the world’s leading container terminal operators. During 2020 the RoRo (rolling goods) section of the Stockholm Norvik Port will also open. This will be run as part of Ports of Stockholm’s own business operations.

Source: Ports of Stockholm (Additional information about the Port of Stockholm at CruiseMapper)