The extension of Port of Trelleborg is now entering the next stage as the construction of a new ferry berth and a conventional quay begins.
The first part of the port’s extension was completed in 2014 with new breakwaters, a new intermodal terminal and a new ferry berth which can receive longer vessels.
Until 2025 when the port’s extension and expansion is expected to be completed, Port of Trelleborg plans to invest in and build, in addition to the above mentioned, two new berths, new marshalling yards, a road crossing solution (fly-over) over rail tracks, a new check-in and port entrance and access road from the east side.
The construction that begins now will be performed by Cyes Maritime Works which will be established in the port in the next few days. The work sheds are in place and the staff is expected to arrive at the end of the week. The construction of the berths and the marshalling yards is expected to be completed in February 2020.
– There will be some mess in the port as the operations will continue as usual during the construction. But we will work to make it as smooth as possible, says Jörgen Nilsson, CEO, Port of Trelleborg.
Port of Trelleborg – a designated core port in Europe
Port of Trelleborg is, like Scandinavia’s largest ro-ro port and Sweden’s second port, a strategically important port in Sweden and Europe, and is an important hub in the transport chain. The port has applied for and received co-financing from EU’s fund Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) for continued expansion and relocation of the port to the southeast for the activities scheduled to be carried out through 2021.
The relocation of the ferry berths has also significant environmental benefits, the air quality in central Trelleborg amongst other. Port of Trelleborg’s relocation means that parts of the former port area will be released, for example urban areas, in an attractive and central location in the town of Trelleborg.
LARS, “Long-term achievements – ready for a sustainable core port in Trelleborg” 2017-SE-TM-0061-W