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Volumes rise at Ports of Stockholm’s Kapellskär

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Ports of Stockholm reported a 9.6% increase in freight volumes for the year to July.

The company’s northernmost port, Kapellskär handled around 2m tonnes of freight in the first seven months of the year, a 9.6% increase over the same period in 2020.

Ports of Stockholm's largest freight customer Finnlink accounted for the largest proportional rise in volumes, with volumes also increasing from Tallink Silja, DFDS and Viking Line.

“We have seen steady growth for several years at Kapellskär, which shows how important the port is for the growing Stockholm region. Good collaboration with all of the shipping companies at the port means that we are able to grow side-by-side,” said Peter Lundman, Technical Operations Manager at the Port of Kapellskär.

“More freight needs to be transported by sea. Shipping is an energy efficient means of transport that both reduces climate impact and the number of vehicles on the roads. That is why the continuous rise in the volume of goods being transported by sea from Stockholm via the Port of Kapellskär is incredibly pleasing,” said  Nicklas Ebersson, Marketing Manager Cargo, at Ports of Stockholm.

Ports of Stockholm is Sweden's third-largest freight transport port. The Port of Kapellskär currently handles 50% of Ports of Stockholm's ferry freight to and from Finland and Estonia.

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