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More room in Ystad

Publication date: 2017-12-11

Tags: maritime, sweden, logistics

More room in Ystad

The Port of Ystad has put in place two new areas to improve port logistic operations - one 33,000 m2 and the other 23,000 m2 big.

The bigger open sky section is designed for arranging vehicles before they check in. The other comprises two warehouses, each 5,120 m2 big.

"The Port of Ystad plays the key role in serving trade between Sweden and Central and Eastern Europe. We've been seeing progress here since a long time now, increased prosperity, as well as new job opportunities as well as a world of possibilities for companies," Roger Jönsson, Chairman of the Harbor Committee, Ystad City Council, said.

He also added, "In 2018, we're planning to launch the biggest investments in the municipality's history - the construction of two new ferry berths in the outer port. These will contribute to further increasing trade by providing shipping companies with new business opportunities. The project demonstrates the potential and the possibilities we see in Ystad for logistics and warehousing companies to base their activities in the port."

"Following the municipality's investments we have a good base to handle the increased volumes and at the same time support the shipping lines. Both Unity Line and Polferries are experiencing a healthy traffic growth and in 2020 we're expecting to see the first out of many newbuilds to start sailing between Ystad and Świnoujście. The facilities we have just launched are a strategically important and simply a necessary step in securing our port's future in the light of the traffic forecasts," Björn Boström, Managing Director, the Port of Ystad, commented.

Photo: Port of Ystad

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