Stockholm Norvik Port Gets Green Light

Construction consent has been given for the Stockholm Norvik Port, a new freight port which will be located just north of Nynäshamn in Sweden.

In accordance with the Swedish Environmental Code, construction and operation of the port requires a legal ruling.

The Swedish Supreme Court yesterday issued a positive ruling by deciding not to allow permission for an appeal to be heard. This means that construction of the port can begin during the year.

In Sweden, nine out of ten goods arrive by sea, and a large portion of these are destined for the Stockholm region.

The Stockholm Norvik Port will make it possible to transport goods as close to their final destinations as possible by sea.

This results in major environmental benefits and simultaneously reduces the pressure on Sweden’s already congested road and railway networks.

It is expected that Ports of Stockholm will be able to welcome the first vessel into port about three years after the start of construction.

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3rd International Congress Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging

Russia’s leading maritime industry Media Group PortNews (www.portnews.ru) holds a traditional annual Congress “Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging” in Moscow. 

The two-day Congress includes the 7th International Forum of Dredging Companies and the 3rd Technical Conference “Modern Solutions for Hydraulic Engineering”.

Infrastructure development is among the real sources of Russia’s economy growth. Construction of port facilities and new hydraulic engineering structures on the country’s inland waterways constitute an essential part of all infrastructure projects. It is important to take into account the best international practices to implement these projects effectively.

The program of the Congress will be devoted to the latest technologies for dredging and hydraulic engineering works. Speakers and delegates will refer to real projects to discuss specifics features of dredging works, as well as dedicated fleet and equipment involved.

To learn more about event, please, contact the organizing committee: snitko@portnews.ru

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