Two 16 metre-high straddle carriers have now begun their sea voyage from Shanghai. Destination: Sweden’s newest freight port, the Stockholm Norvik Port, which opens in 2020.
The first two straddle carriers have just left Shanghai on their journey to the Stockholm Norvik Port. The straddle carriers are being transported on the deck of a cargo ship and are expected to arrive in Stockholm in January or February.
“These are the first of a total of eight straddle carriers that will handle the containers at the Stockholm Norvik Port. Initially the straddle carriers will be manually operated, but within two years we anticipate that they will be completely automated,” says Johan Wallén, Marketing and Sales Manager at Ports of Stockholm.
The straddle carriers, which have been constructed by the Chinese company ZPMC, are almost 16 metres high, weigh 70 tonnes and can lift “one over three” i.e., they can stack up to four containers on top of each other.
The Stockholm Norvik Port will open in 2020 and will replace the current CTF container terminal at Frihamnen in Stockholm. The new container terminal will be run by Hutchison Ports, one of the world’s leading container terminal operators. During the autumn of 2020 the RoRo section of the Stockholm Norvik Port will also open. This will be run as part of Ports of Stockholm’s own business operations.
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