The industrial branch line that Ports of Stockholm has built to Stockholm Norvik Port was recently 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 4 km to link Stockholm Norvik Port to the railway network; an investment of around €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 its entire 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 m long, with an additional 360 m 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 m long tracks where trains can be coupled together, as well as a 100 m 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. The other is a roll-on/roll-off terminal for rolling goods. This will be run by Ports of Stockholm.
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