Strong logistics location focuses on sustainable cluster

Norrköping and the surrounding region in Östergötland is still one of the top three logistics locations in Sweden. Now severals actors, Port of Norrköping being one of them, join a new logistics cluster.

Every year, magazine Intelligent Logistik, lists Swedens top 25 logistics locations. Norrköping has for several years been among the top three, even so this year. Geographic and demographic location as well as quality and sustainability regarding the regions infrastructure are some of the criteria for making it high on the list. This means locations with a container port, efficient road transportation and good railway infrastructure are strong.

- We are glad to continue our consolidation of our position as one of the strongest logistics locations in the country. We have had a strong development in our port, especially regarding container, for the last years. A continuous development of the port is important, both for our customers and for new business established in our region, says Ola Hjärtström, Marketing Manager at Port of Norrköping.

Recently, Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth, announced a long-term EU investment on a logistics cluster in our region, Östergötland. Municipality of Norrköping, Region Östergötland, University of Linköping, Port of Norrköping and others will, during a three-year period, build up and establish a joint competence center, based in Norrköping. The cluster will focus on sustainability and long-term structure changes, which makes it unique in Sweden.

- We will gather competence and operative units for actors in logistics under one roof, to make it easier to act and establish business in the region, says Pontus Lindblom, Business Director at the Municipality of Norrköping. Our geographical location and investments in shipping and railway enables us to offer sustainable transport solutions, which is and will be all the more important.