A new container terminal will open in 2020 increasing demand for Swedish tugs
Demand for towage operations in Sweden will rise when a new port is opened in Stockholm. Hutchison Ports expects to open the Stockholm Norvik Port in May 2020, which it describes as a “game-changer in the Baltic Sea area”.
It will be a deepwater terminal providing capacity for large container ships and access to new markets for containerised goods.
Container ships will need to be escorted and manoeuvred in the port before being berthed and unberthed at the terminal quayside by a fleet of tugs.
Hutchison Ports and Ports of Stockholm collaborated in developing this project, which will be the only deepwater container terminal on the east coast of Sweden.
Hutchison Ports managing director for Europe, Clemence Cheng, said Stockholm Norvik Port will “deliver both economic and environmental benefits by reducing overland transport, bringing ships and cargo closer to the country’s largest market”.
Ports of Stockholm chief executive Thomas Andersson said port construction was on time and budget to open in May 2020.
“We have had a good co-operation since 2008 and now the work will be intensified as we are getting closer to the opening,” he said.