Port of Trelleborg secures its position as Scandinavia’s largest RoRo port and reaches new record levels. During the first seven months Port of Trelleborg notes once again all-time high in increased volumes. Compared to the 2016 figures, the trucks have increased by 5.9%, trailers by 7.7%, passenger cars by 7.3% and passengers have increased by 6.3%.
“We can see that we had a very good volume development accumulated January to July. June and July were better than average, which is good for the rest of the year. We do not see any slowdown on volumes next year either. Our biggest increase is on the traffic to and from Poland, which has increased since it started in Port of Trelleborg in 2007. Our main problem for the traffic to Poland is the capacity of the ferry berths in Swinoujscie, which are too few to serve the vessels and calls that the shipping companies wish for”, says Tommy Halén, Managing Director of Port of Trelleborg.
“In our budget for the infrastructure, we had budgeted with 3 % growth in 2017 but already we are 100 % over it. We are Scandinavia’s largest RoRo port and has high numbers and the increase that we’ve had now is good even in real terms. We have approximately 700,000 trucks and trailers per year and an increase of six percent will be a large number of units to handle both inside and outside the port. The strong increase in traffic to the port has caused long queues on the highway during the summer, which highlights the importance of the decision of how to access the port in the future”, says Tommy Halén.
For Managing Director Tommy Halén, who leaves Port of Trelleborg at the turn of the month for new challenges, the latest statistics on volume development with strong growth is very gratifying.
Port of Trelleborg has from a transport perspective a very favorable geographical position in relation to continental Europe. The port has a high frequency in number of arrivals and departures per day and the three shipping lines TT-Line, Unity Line and Stena Line have 12 ferries that operate 24 hours a day 365 days a year.