Port of Felixstowe owner Hutchison Ports to operate new container facility at Stockholm Norvik Port
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Hutchison Ports, which includes the Port of Felixstowe, has signed a deal to operate a new container terminal currently under construction in Sweden.
The new terminal at Stockholm Norvik Port, near Nynäshamn, 60km south of the Swedish capital, will have better access, deeper water and greater capacity than the city centre facilities it will replace.
Speaking after signing the deal with Ports of Stockholm, Clemence Cheng, managing director of Hutchison Ports Europe, said: “We are delighted to complete the formal agreement to operate at Stockholm Norvik Port.
“The new facility will be the nearest container terminal to the Greater Stockholm area which generates 45% of Swedish GDP. As the only deep-water container facility on the East Coast of Sweden, Norvik Port will deliver both economic and environmental benefits by reducing overland transport, bringing ships and cargo closer to the country’s largest market.”
Johan Castwall, Ports of Stockholm managing director, added: “Our cooperation with Hutchison Ports, the world’s leading container terminal operator, is a very important step to make sure that Stockholm Norvik Port will be one of the leading container ports in the Baltic.
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“Together we are creating the best sustainable conditions for transportation of goods to and from the region.”
The new container terminal will have 450 metres of quay with a depth of 16.5 metres alongside when it opens in 2020. Future expansion will lift capacity at the port to 450,000 TEUs per annum.
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Hutchison Ports has operated Container Terminal Frihamnen in central Stockholm since 2009. The existing terminal will be redeveloped by Ports of Stockholm for residential and amenity uses once the new facility opens.