Stena Line has moved its Nynäshamn ferry terminal to the newly built Stockholm Norvik Port.
On 9th November, the terminal was officially opened with the ‘Stena Flavia’ being the first to arrive.
This new ferry terminal is an important part of Stena Lines expansion plans in the Baltic that includes the deployment of two new modern ferries and 30% additional freight capacity on the Nynäshamn/Ventspils route next year.
Stena Line recently announced an expansion of this route with the deployment of two large modern ropaxes in 2021, adding both freight and passenger capacity.
“The move to the new ferry terminal is an important part of our expansion in the Baltic Sea and enables us to continue to grow together with our customers. In January, we expect the first of the two new vessels to start operating, adding another 30% freight capacity to the route,” said Johan Edelman, Stena Line’s Trade Director Baltic Sea North.
Stockholm Norvik Port is a new roro and container terminal with direct access to one of the fastest growing regions in Europe. The new ferry terminal will offer efficient and sustainable logistics solutions with increased capacity and warehouse cross docking facilities, as well as strong intermodal connections to the rest of Sweden, the company claimed.
“With the strategic location of Stockholm Norvik Port, state-of-the-art infrastructure and great opportunities for storage and load handling, we have created completely new prerequisites for our customers. We warmly welcome Stena Line to Stockholm Norvik Port.
“We are very pleased with our many years of collaboration and also that Stena Line has chosen this commitment to the Baltic Sea’s new mega-port,” said Johan Wallén, Marketing and Sales Manager at Ports of Stockholm.
The new terminal covers 12 hectares and has 525 m of quay length.
Since Stena Line acquired the ferry route in 2012, it has more than doubled operations from one vessel and 10 departures per week, to the current fixed timetable, which has two vessels and 24 departures per week.
The crossing time of 8.5 hours is the fastest sea connection between Sweden and the Baltic countries. The route is a popular choice for both transport and tourism and is a vital supply line to both the manufacturing and construction industry in Sweden, Stena said.