An important milestone has been reached at the Port of Kapellskär, now that all five quay-berths are in operation at this state-of-the-art port.
The Port of Kapellskär has been expanded and now has two piers and a total of five modern quay-berths. The new 245 metre-long pier has been in operation since summer 2016. The original pier has been extensively renovated and is now ready for traffic.
“An important milestone has been reached now that we have all of our five modern quay-berths in operation,” says Peter Lundman, Technical Operations Manager at the Port of Kapellskär. The dredging work has been completed, the concrete has been repaired and the pier has been equipped with erosion protection, fenders, bollards, safety barriers and new lighting. New water supply and drain connections have been installed and the pier is prepared for the capability to allow vessels to connect to shore electricity.
The shipping company DFDS has moved all of its services to the renovated pier, with the first vessel calling on Saturday 28 January 2017. With this move DFDS will now operate from the northern esplanade and use its new freight forwarding building. Tallink Silja and Finnlines will continue to operate services from the new pier that was completed in summer 2016.
Viking Line will continue as usual to call at the port’s central quay-berth. When the ferry Rosella is back in service on 3 February, after having been in the dockyard, the new Viking Line check-in will be used for the first time.
After three years of reconstruction Kapellskär is a state-of-the-art port with the capacity to welcome the largest combined cargo and passenger-carrying vessels. The port esplanade area is almost twice as large and the logistics and safety solutions have been significantly updated. The official opening of the new Port of Kapellskär will take place in early summer 2017.
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