Port of Trelleborg is constantly working to develop the port and has parallel to infrastructure investments worked to apply for grants from the transport unit (TEN-T) in the EU since 2005. The port has thus received partial funding on their investments which is important because the port pays all investments with own and/or borrowed funds. Port of Trelleborg is currently engaged in one major EU project and has earlier received several applications approved, partly due to the fact that Port of Trelleborg is an important part of European transport corridors. Trelleborg is Sweden’s largest RoRo port and one of the largest in Europe, a fact that led the EU to select Trelleborg as a so-called core port. We are also part of one of the nine transport corridors that the EU plans for future transports within the Union.
The investments we have received grants for are: the Logistics centre, intermodal terminal in the east which can take 2×750 , berth 9, inspection facility, truck computers, cargo handling systems, reconstruction of berth 8 including siding, storage areas, power supply, waste water, stormwater treatment, part of the dredging and breakwaters, ferry berth 10 which can take 240 m long vessels, planning for demolition and new design of Mittelbron, land filling works in the eastern part of the port, ferry berths 13 and 14 including dredging, bottleneck removal by road crossing solution over rail tracks, and also demolition work of existing railway tracks, paving and filling works at berth 7.
Furthermore, Port of Trelleborg has received financial support in several innovation projects to promote technical development in the transport industry in Europe.
Port of Trelleborg is delighted to have been selected to participate in various projects together with partners with proven expertise in different issues relating to environment and transport. We also see that it is a complement to the project we were responsible for – Cleanship, and also in our work to reduce energy consumption. Participation in the Clean Ship, Green Bridge, Green EFFORTS and Swiftly Green projects consolidates the port’s position as the most climate smart port in the Baltic Sea. This cooperation with other partners to find new solutions and to learn and share knowledge, has been very important for us in the work with our environmental plan.