Despite the ongoing pandemic, Sweden’s newest major port has opened on time and on budget. Stockholm Norvik Port makes it possible for goods to be transported more sustainably by sea, directly to and from the growing Stockholm region.
The entire Stockholm Norvik Port is now operational, with a container terminal that opened in May and a RoRo terminal that opened in November. With its exceptional location in the Baltic Sea, as well as short approach lanes, the port is a transport hub in what is Sweden’s largest consumer area by far, the Stockholm region.
“Now that all of Stockholm Norvik Port is finally completed, we can offer substantially greater capacity and opportunities for our customers to grow. We can also offer our customers improved service in the form of greater possibilities to store and transfer cargo, as well as eco-efficient alternatives to transport goods to and from Stockholm,” explains Johan Wallén, Chief Commercial Officer at Ports of Stockholm.
Stockholm Norvik Port provides Ports of Stockholm with increased capacity for more and larger vessels. More goods can therefore be transported directly to the Stockholm region, where half of Sweden’s consumption takes place. If imported goods arrive directly in the Stockholm region by ship, instead of arriving at ports in the south of Sweden, congestion is eased on the busy roads and railways.
“It really is fantastic that despite these difficult times we have been able to open a port on time and on budget. Stockholm Norvik Port offers state-of-the-art, sustainable logistics solutions both now and for the future,” states Thomas Andersson, CEO at Ports of Stockholm.
Construction of Stockholm Norvik Port started in 2016 and, despite its size and complexity, the port was completed on schedule and on budget. More than 200 contractors were involved in the project. The port has been built to be a safe, efficient and favorable environmental choice, as well as to meet the demands of the future. The entire port cost SEK 3.8 billion. You can watch a short film summarising the project, link bit.ly/2IRcqux.
Stockholm Norvik Port covers 44 hectares and is located 50 km south of Stockholm. The port consists of two parts. One part of the port is the container terminal that replaces the CTF container terminal at Frihamnen Port. The container terminal is operated by Hutchison Ports, one of the world’s largest container terminal operators, with 52 ports in 27 countries. The other part of the port is a RoRo terminal for rolling goods that is operated by Ports of Stockholm.
Stockholm Norvik Port facts
- 44 hectares
- 1325 metres of quay
- 16.5 metres deep – enough to handle the largest vessels able to operate in the Baltic Sea
- ITS – Intelligent Transport System
- 4000 square meter transhipment warehouse
- Railway connected to the national railway transport network
- Efficient intermodal transport connections to the whole of Sweden
- Five minutes from the motorway, peripheral to Stockholm’s city centre traffic
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