Stockholm is one of Europe’s most rapidly growing capitals. This is also evident from the shipment of goods to the region. During the first five months of the year container transport increased by twelve percent at Ports of Stockholm.
For Hutchison Port Holdings (HPH), one of the world’s leading container terminal operators, Stockholm is strategically important. In April the final permit was obtained to begin construction of the new Stockholm Norvik Port. Ports of Stockholm will build and own the container terminal, while HPH will operate the terminal. Today HPH already operates the Container Terminal at Frihamnen, Stockholm.
“We believe in the importance of Stockholm and the whole Baltic Sea area. After our already good cooperation at the existing container terminal, we are now intensifying our work with Ports of Stockholm. The Stockholm Norvik Port offers improved conditions to optimally serve the Stockholm region. We are planning for operations to start in 2019/2020,” says François Bello, Managing Director of Hutchison Ports Sweden.
“We value our collaboration with HPH very highly and this is a strong contributor to the positive and strong growth at the Container Terminal at Frihamnen, where volumes are up twelve percent over the first five months of this year,” says Henrik Widerståhl, Deputy Managing Director and Head of Marketing at Ports of Stockholm.
Today nine out of ten consumer goods arrive by sea from other countries. This underlines the importance of modern and adequate terminal handling facilities. And results in more cargo being transferred away from Sweden’s already congested roads and railways to transport by ship all the way to the heart of the country’s largest consumer area.