“All ferry traffic has disappeared from Malmö’s inner city, which is a big advantage in many ways, not least because there will be fewer lorries driving through the centre of town. The new modern terminal is larger and will eventually enable us to double our ro-ro capacity,” said Bart Steijaert, who heads CMP’s port and terminal operations.
Finnlines is the first shipping line to relocate, moving the 250,000 trailers and lorries it handles each year, along with its passenger services between Malmö and Travemünde.
The new terminal can accommodate three ferries simultaneously and currently has a water depth of 8.5 metres, which could be increased to 10 metres in future. In total, SEK900m (US$142m) has been invested in the new harbour, which will increase CMP’s freight capacity in Malmö by a factor of five.