The Finnlines vessel Finnswan called for the first time at the new, modern pier at the Port of Kapellskar earlier this week, Ports of Stockholm informs.
Commenting this, Peter Lundman, Technical Operations Manager at the Port of Kapellskar, said: “It is great that revenue at the Port of Kapellskar is continuing to grow and we can use the full capacity of our new, modern pier. Now we can handle even the largest vessels and we extend a warm welcome to Finnswan.”
The Port of Kapellskar has been developed by a three-year project and was re-inaugurated last year. The development project included construction of an entirely new pier and expansion of the port from three to five quay-berths.
The surface area of the port has almost doubled in size, and safety and logistics solutions have been updated.
The development means that the Port of Kapellskar can meet increased freight market demand and can welcome the largest vessels operating in the Baltic Sea, Ports of Stockholm said in their latest release.
Brief facts about the expansion:
- Construction duration: autumn 2013 until the end of 2016;
- Construction area: around 80 000 square meters;
- Total port area: 200 000 square meters;
- The new port has five quay-berths and a deeper harbor basin;
- The approach to the new port is safer;
- The Swedish Maritime Administration has a new pilot harbor;
- Costs: SEK 800 million;
- Vessel traffic operated continuously throughout the entire construction period.