The unloading of the final container vessel at Frihamnen Port in Stockholm was an end-of-an-era moment. Now traffic will be redirected to the new freight port, Stockholm Norvik Port, which by its strategic location contributes to sustainable transport direct to the growing Stockholm region. Stockholm Norvik Port, Ports of Stockholm’s new freight port has opened and 1st June marked the unloading of the final container vessel at Frihamnen port in Stockholm.
“It feels wonderful to finally be able to open Stockholm Norvik Port, but we are also very proud that we have been able to provide such efficient container handling all the way to the end at Frihamnen Port. With incredibly dedicated and professional personnel, as well as customers willing to work with us, we have been able to handle 40 lifts per hour, all the way to the final container,” explained Johan Wallén, Marketing and Sales Manager at Ports of Stockholm.
The new port contributes to achieving sustainable transport direct to the growing Stockholm region by being able to handle larger vessels, with shorter approaches to the port, in addition to more efficient handling. The container terminal at Stockholm Norvik Port is now open, both for vessel calls and shore-based business operations. The container terminal is run by Hutchison Ports, one of the world’s largest container terminal operators, with 52 ports in 27 countries. Work is ongoing to complete the other part of Stockholm Norvik Port, the RoRo terminal, which is planned to open during the autumn. The CTF container terminal at Frihamnen port will remain open until 23rd June, to allow customers the possibility to collect the last of their containers. The first container vessel arrived at Frihamnen port in the 1970s.