Exports via the Stockholm Norvik Port container terminal continue to rise. The shortage of empty containers in Sweden, and in other parts of the world, has created other export routes. The unique access to empty containers at Stockholm Norvik has led to more and more export goods being shipped via Sweden’s new major port.
Logistics company Svecon Freight AB has begun to ship forestry products via Stockholm Norvik Port, in close collaboration with Ports of Stockholm, Euroglobe and Hutchison Ports Stockholm. These forestry products were previously shipped by other routes, but the general shortage of empty containers attracted them to Stockholm Norvik Port.
“Sweden currently has a major shortage of empty containers and the Swedish export industry’s need for these is obvious. As a major import port, with an excess of empty containers, we provide a more sustainable and cost efficient alternative to transporting empty containers to other locations in Sweden,” says Nicklas Ebersson, Marketing Manager Cargo, at Ports of Stockholm.
From the start, the newly-built Stockholm Norvik Port, with its unique location, has had a vital role in the Swedish export industry. The port has the capacity and service capabilities to satisfy the needs of the Swedish export industry for functioning infrastructure for efficient and sustainable freight transport.
“Shipping forestry products via Stockholm Norvik Port gives us good possibilities to continue to export forestry products during the current container shortage situation. Collaboration with Stockholm Norvik Port stakeholders looks very promising for being able to maintain the transport flow,” says Daniel Berglind, CEO of Svecon Freight AB.
Stockholm Norvik Port is run by Hutchison Ports, one of the world’s largest container terminal operators, with 52 ports in 27 countries.