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Substantial Increase in Container Freight, Bulk Cargo and RoRo Ferry Trailer Traffic

Port Reports Rising Tonnages as New Development Gets Under WayShipping News Feature SWEDEN – The Ports of Stockholm[1] report that over the first nine months of 2017 freight volumes increased substantially at their facilities, with freight in containers, bulk cargo and via RoRo ferries all increasing during the first three quarters of the year in comparison to the same period of 2016. Johan Castwall, Ports of Stockholm Managing Director, said:

“Freight volumes have increased considerably at all Ports of Stockholm ports. The trend is obvious.

The economy is flourishing and Stockholm is growing.” Ports of Stockholm is Sweden’s third largest ferry freight port and it is cargo on ferries that has increased most in terms of numbers of tonnes. In total, just over five million tonnes of freight was transported by ferry during the first nine months of the year.

The number of containers, has risen by just over 12% compared to the previous year. In total more than 48,000 TEUs have been transported to and from the container terminal at the Frihamnen port. Bulk volumes are also up 19% compared to the same months of 2016.

Stefan Hansson, Chair of the Board at Ports of Stockholm observed: “It is positive that more and more goods are being transported by sea, directly to the growing Stockholm region. This is better for the environment and also relieves the pressure on Sweden’s congested roads and railways.

The increase in freight volumes emphasises the need for the new freight port, the Stockholm Norvik Port[2], which we are building just south of Stockholm.”

The Stockholm Norvik Port will be ready to welcome the first vessels in 2020 and will be able to handle larger volumes, both for containers and RoRo services under the management[3] of Hutchison Ports[4].

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  1. ^ Ports of Stockholm (www.portsofstockholm.com)
  2. ^ Stockholm Norvik Port (www.portsofstockholm.com)
  3. ^ under the management (www.handyshippingguide.com)
  4. ^ Hutchison Ports (hutchisonports.com)

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