Expansion of the port of Norrköping continues

The planned expansion of the port of Norrköping is important for the regions business and the possibilities for efficient and sustainable transport. Now the Environmental court has given its necessary approval for the expansion. The project now enters next phase, with the aim of commencing dredging work in 2019.

- We now have the environmental ruling we need to expand the ports capacity. We can now start with the expansion which is needed to cope with increased freight volumes, larger vessels and more efficient production at the port, says Henrik Åkerstöm, CEO, Port of Norrköping.

On behalf of the municipality, Port of Norrköping operates the expansion of Pampushamnen at Händelö. It is a part of the transformation of the inner harbor to the residential and inner city area.

- I am glad we have got a good start to start such a big and important venture for Norrköping and the region. The port is of great importance for our businesses and the upcoming expansion strengthens Norrköping as one of the country’s leading logistics areas, says Pontus Lindblom, Business director, Municipality of Norrköping.

- We ensure efficient supply of goods for our existing and future companies, while at the same time we can carry out an exciting and sustainable urban development in the inner harbor, Pontus Lindblom continues.

- It is with great responsibility, but also confidence, we are developing the port. We have an important role to fill to create value for businesses and to build sustainable supply chains in the future, CEO Henrik Åkerström summarizes.