2017 - A good year for Port of Norrköping
Economic boom and strong development in the region, makes positive financial statements for Port of Norrköping. A summary of 2017 shows record levels, above all for container. But several types of goods show a steady development.
Port of Norrköping has for a long period had a very positive development in the container segment, and 2017 containers increased with 30 % compared to previous year, reaching a record of 132 000 TEU (Twenty-foot Equivalent Unit).
The growth is the result of a long-term investment in the container segment, which has favored both import and export business in the region. Several establishments and investments in Norrköping also has created new volumes of goods and has strengthen the ports attractiveness. During the last year traffic services has increased and large container lines are now focusing more on the expanding Baltic Sea region, meaning more container traffic over Norrköping.
The total amount of goods in Port of Norrköping has increased over the last years. During 2017 the port handled a total of 4.3 million tons. In addition to container, goods within energy and grain segments are expanding.
In mid-November Henrik Åkerström took office as CEO.
- Port of Norrköping has a clear market position, steady growth and ambitious development goals. I am excited and glad to be a part of the ports continuing development with increased volumes, and adding new values to our customers. Sustainability is also an important focus for us, where we can see ever more customer requirements, says Henrik Åkerström, CEO.
Important and large-scale developments in infrastructure are taking place within and around the port of Norrköping. In November the construction of a new railway connection began. This means an electric and direct railway connection to the port. In the meantime, planning of expansion of the Pampus Terminal continues. 640 meters additional quay and 100 000 square meters of new areas are being planned to meet future demands on smart logistics solutions, increased volumes in goods, larger ships and more efficient production. By 2023 the new port is planned to be ready.