Following Stena Line's move from Nynäshamn to Norvik as part of its service to and from Ventspils, the company's Stena Flavia has inaugurated the port's ro-ro operations.
The wheeled part of Stockholm Norvik spans over 12 ha, offering 525 m of quay wall, 142 parking places for trailers, a 4,000 m2-big warehouse, plus 7,000 m2 of storing space. In total, the terminal can handle up to 200k ro-ro cargo units/year.
The now Norvik-Ventspils route is served by two ro-paxes, Scottish Viking (2,300 lm/800 pax) and Stena Flavia (2,255 lm/800 pax), making 24 round trips/week. They'll be replaced by the enlarged Stena Lagan and Stena Mersey (2,875 lm, plus a separate car deck, and 970 pax) early next year.
"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," Johan Wallén, Marketing and Sales Manager, the Ports of Stockholm, commented.
Johan Edelman, Trade Director at Stena Line responsible for routes to and from Latvia, added, "Moving to Stockholm Norvik Port is an important part of our expansion in the Baltic Sea, and provides us with good prerequisites to continue to grow, together with our customers. Already at the beginning of 2021 we will welcome the first of two new, modern vessels that will increase our freight-carrying capacity on the route by 30 percent."
Photo & video: Ports of Stockholm