The unloading of the final containership at the Frihamnen port in Stockholm marks the end of an era.
The 1,349 TEU Dutch-flagged containership Essence unloaded the final cargo at Frihamnen on June 1, but the CTF container terminal will remain open until June 23 to allow customers to collect the last of their containers.
Going forward, Stockholm’s container cargoes will be redirected to the city’s new freight port, Stockholm Norvik Port, which recently opened and is better equipped and ore strategically located to enable direct transport to the growing Stockholm region.
“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,” explains 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, which operates at 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.