The extension of Port of Trelleborg is in an expansive phase

The port’s extension and relocation to the southeast continues now. On December 5, the dredging started and the construction of a new ferry berth for RoRo traffic and a conventional quay is thus started.

The dredger Yo-Yo and the two pontoons. The pontoons are used to load the excavated dredging material and then transport them to the provisional dredging quay where unloading takes place for further transportation to the filling.

The dredging will last for 24 hours a day in the next six months. The port basin will be 9 meters deep and a total of about 650,000 cubic meters will be dredged up. All dredged material will be recycled for land filling in the new port area in the eastern part of the port. The recycling of the dredged material means a substantial environmental benefit for the Baltic Sea’s climate smartest port.

The construction of the berths and the marshalling yards, performed by Rover Maritime, is expected to be completed in February 2020. After that, Port of Trelleborg can offer its customers another ferry berth (No. 13) able to receive 250 m long vessels and a 500 m long conventional quay (No. 14).

Drawing of ferry berth 13 and quay 14 (click to enlarge)

The relocation of the port means several environmental benefits

The relocation of the ferry berths to the southeast means significant environmental benefits, the air quality, amongst other, as the ship traffic moves further away from the central of Trelleborg. The move to the new berths is also made with the aim of shortening the time and increase the safety of maneuvering the vessels within the port area, which is of great importance to Scandinavia’s largest RoRo port and Sweden’s second port with about 10,700 arrivals and departures a year.

Port of Trelleborg’s relocation also 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.

The entire relocation and extension of the port is expected to be completed in 2025. In addition to the above mentioned berths, Port of Trelleborg plans to invest in and build 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 activities scheduled to be carried out through 2021 is part-financed by EU.

LARS,  “Long-term achievements – ready for a sustainable core port in Trelleborg” 2017-SE-TM-0061-W