Innovation and Networks Executive Agency

Swedish port modernisation becomes a reality, helped by EU co-financing

Creation date: June 10, 2011

The new access fairway to the Swedish Port of Norrköping has been inaugurated to yesterday amid the presence of numerous key personalities including the Swedish Minister for Infrastructure. The works, which now enable 24-hour access to the port and its new intermodal terminal, began in 2009 and benefitted from €3.5 million in EU co-financing from the TEN-T budget, managed through the TEN-T Executive Agency.

 

The inauguration of the new access fairway of the Port of Norrköping represents a key moment for both Swedish and Baltic Sea transport as a whole. The 3.8 km fairway, widened from 60 to 100 metres and deepened from 12.4 to 14.9 metres, now allows round the clock and safe access to the port for vessels up to a size of 260x35x13.5 metres, even in conditions of bad weather and poor visibility.

 

The Port of Norrköping will hence see its vessel traffic increase and further develop as an intermodal node for the region, thus contributing to shift freight transport from road to more environmentally friendly modes of transport.

 

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