Ports of Stockholm has opened the roll-on roll-off (ro-ro) terminal at Stockholm Norvik Port, with Stena Line the first carrier to visit.
Sweden’s newest port is envisioned as a hub for the sustainable provision of goods due to its location in the Baltic Sea and its connecting transport links.
The arrival of the Stena Flavia coincided with the opening of the gates to the ro-ro terminal, offering greater capacity and growth opportunities for multiple shipping lines.
Johan Wallén, marketing and sales manager at Ports of Stockholm, said: “With the strategic location of Stockholm Norvik Port, state-of-the-art infrastructure and great opportunities for storage and load handling, we have created completely new prerequisites for our customers.
“We warmly welcome Stena Line to Stockholm Norvik Port. We are very pleased with our many years of collaboration and also that Stena Line has chosen this commitment to the Baltic Sea’s new mega-port.”
The port, which is located in the country’s biggest consumer area, has short approach lanes and links to a newly built railway, ensuring the sustainable supply of goods to the growing Stockholm region.
Johan Edelman, trade director at Stena Line, responsible for routes to and from Latvia, stated: “Moving to Stockholm Norvik Port is an important part of our expansion in the Baltic Sea, and provides us with good prerequisites to continue to grow, together with our customers.
“Already at the beginning of 2021 we will welcome the first of two new, modern vessels that will increase our freight-carrying capacity on the route by 30%.”
Hutchison Ports Stockholm operates the container terminal and the ro-ro terminal is operated by Ports of Stockholm.