The agreement also paves the way for HPH to develop new container-handling facilities at the Port of Nynäshamn, Norvikudden, approximately 60 kilometres south of Stockholm.
The terminal will cover an area of 25 hectares (62 acres) and will be developed in three phases with a quay length of 800 m and a depth alongside of 15 m and is expected to be operational in 2012.
Meanwhile in China, trial operations have begun at Phase II of Zhuhai International Container Terminals (Gaolan) with the recent docking of the 6,350 teu APL New Jersey. ZICT(G) Phase II, which comprises two container berths with a total quay length of 824 m and a depth alongside of 15.8 m is capable of handling today’s mega-sized container vessels.
With an area of 56 hectares (138 acres) the fcility will be equipped with eight super-post-Panamax quay cranes and 24 electrified RGTGs and will will be fully operational in August 2009.