Ferry firm Stena Line has moved its Nynäshamn ferry terminal to the newly constructed Stockholm Norvik Port.

The terminal opened with Stena Flavia vessel making the first arrival.

The terminal is considered to be an essential aspect of Stena Line’s expansion plans in the Baltic Sea that includes the two new ferries being deployed and 30% additional freight capacity on the Nynäshamn-Ventspils route by next year.

Stena Line operates 18 ferry routes in Europe, of which three are across the Baltic Sea.

Recently, Stena Line announced the expansion on the Nynäshamn-Ventspils route with two large modern roll-on / roll-off passenger (RoPax) vessels to be deployed by next year, adding freight and passenger capacity.

The current move to Stockholm Norvik Port is expected to improve its position.

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Stena Line Baltic Sea North trade director Johan Edelman said: “The move to the new ferry terminal is an important part of our expansion in the Baltic Sea and enables us to continue to grow together with our customers. In January, we expect the first of the two new vessels to start operating, adding another 30% freight capacity to the route.”

Stockholm Norvik Port is a new roll-on / roll-off (RoRo) and container terminal.

The ferry terminal will provide logistics solutions with increased capacity and warehouse cross-docking facilities, as well as intermodal connections with the rest of Sweden. Spread over 12ha, the ferry terminal has a 525m quay length, 200,000 capacity units annually, and 142 trailer parking spaces. It also has 4,000kvm warehouse cross-docking facilities.

Ports of Stockholm marketing and sales manager Johan Wallén said: “With the strategic location of Stockholm Norvik Port, state-of-the-art infrastructure and great opportunities for storage and load handling, we have created completely new prerequisites for our customers. We warmly welcome Stena Line to Stockholm Norvik Port. We are very pleased with our many years of collaboration and also that Stena Line has chosen this commitment to the Baltic Sea’s new mega-port.”