The first scheduled freight train is now in service on the industrial track to the new freight port, Stockholm Norvik Port. Ports of Stockholm built the railway line, which will enable more sustainable transportation and expands the different transportation alternatives to and from the port.
On Tuesday, June 9, the first Green Cargo train ran along the new industrial track to Stockholm Norvik Port. Ports of Stockholm built just over four kilometers of industrial track to connect Stockholm Norvik Port with the rail network, an investment of SEK 800 million.
“It’s great that the first train has arrived at Stockholm Norvik Port. The industrial track connects Stockholm Norvik Port to Sweden’s entire rail network and comprises an important precondition for sustainable transportation and for offering good service to our customers,” says Johan Wallén, Chief Commercial Officer at Ports of Stockholm.
Ports of Stockholm will be responsible for operating the railway line.
“Today the first train with containers ran on Green Cargo’s rail network from Stockholm Norvik Port. This is the result of a lot of planning as part of a rewarding and positive collaboration. Stockholm Norvik Port is a modern port with an infrastructure that can meet the market’s demand for increased rail frequency and capacity. Industries and customers primarily in Mälardalen, the Stockholm region and central Sweden are seeing an increased need for robust and reliable logistics solutions during the next few years. We’re pleased to be able to help meet that need,” says Robert Vintander, Branch Sales Manager at Green Cargo.
Facts about the industrial track
- 4,400 meters long
- Plus, a 360-meter track in the docks
- A marshalling yard with three tracks of 750 meters each
- A spur track of 100 meters
Stockholm Norvik Port opened in May and is comprised of two parts. A container terminal that replaces the container terminal at Frihamnen in Stockholm and is operated by Hutchison Ports, one of the world’s largest container operators with 52 ports in 27 countries. The other portion is a ro-ro terminal for rolling stock that is operated by Ports of Stockholm and is expected to open in the autumn.
Ports of Stockholm supports waterborne traffic and secures the region’s supply chain by offering quay-berths, facilities and services for ferry, cruise and goods traffic. Ports of Stockholm has facilities in Stockholm, Kapellskär and Nynäshamn. It has 190 employees on average and the group generated SEK 890 million in revenue in 2019.
Green Cargo is a sustainable logistics partner and crucial for Scandinavia’s trade and industry. Electric trains make up over 95 percent of our ton kilometrage, meaning the climate impact is next to zero. Every 24 hours, some 400 freight trains depart, replacing around 9,000 truckloads on the road network. We serve close to 300 locations in Sweden, Norway and Denmark through our network, and with our partners we reach all of Europe. Green Cargo is owned by the Swedish State. We transport 22 million tonnes of freight, have 1,800 employees and annual sales of about SEK 4.1 billion (2019). www.greencargo.com