Over the Easter weekend the industrial branch line that Ports of Stockholm has built to Stockholm Norvik Port was connected to the railway network and electrified. This creates a direct railway link to and from the port on the Green Cargo intermodal network for national and international transport.
Ports of Stockholm has built an industrial branch line of more than four kilometres to link Stockholm Norvik Port to the railway network; an investment of around EUR 73 million.
“Linking Stockholm Norvik Port to the railway network provides an important prerequisite for sustainable transport, as well as enabling us to offer good service to our customers,” says Johan Wallén, Director of Sales and Marketing at Ports of Stockholm.
Customers can now book transportation directly via Green Cargo, who offer scheduled intermodal transport solutions across the entire Green Cargo network.
“The branch line now being ready for use is an important milestone. We are looking forward to being able to meet the demands of the market for climate smart transport to and from the new port,” states Green Cargo Sales Director, Richard Kirchner.
The industrial branch line is 4400 metres long, with an additional 360 metres of track at the port esplanade to enable the railway wagons to be loaded and unloaded. A railway yard has also been built. This has two 750 metre long tracks where trains can be coupled together, as well as a 100 metre siding. Ports of Stockholm owns and is responsible for the operation of the branch line.
Stockholm Norvik Port opens in 2020 and comprises two main operational areas. One is the container terminal that will replace the Container Terminal at Frihamnen Port in Stockholm. This will be run by Hutchison Ports, one of the world's largest container terminal operators, with 52 ports in 27 countries. The other is a RoRo terminal for rolling goods. This will be run by Ports of Stockholm.
Photo: Stockholms Hamnar
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 1,700 employees and annual sales of about SEK 4.1 billion (2019). www.greencargo.com