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Stockholm’s Kapellskär port expands

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Five quay-berths now in operation at state-of-the-art port
All five quay-berths are now in operation at Stockholm’s state-of-the-art Port of Kapellskär, up from the previous three, following three years of reconstruction.
With capacity to welcome the biggest combined passenger and cargo vessels, the port now has an esplanade area that is almost twice as large. Logistics and safety solutions have also been updated.
The official opening of the new Port of Kapellskär will take place in early summer 2017.
The port has two piers including a 245 metre-long pier in operation since summer 2016, while the original pier has been extensively renovated and is ready for traffic.
“An important milestone has been reached now that we have all of our five modern quay-berths in operation,” says Peter Lundman, the port’s technical operations manager.
The dredging work has been completed, the concrete repaired and the pier equipped with erosion protection, fenders, bollards, safety barriers and new lighting. New water supply and drain connections have been installed and the pier is prepared for the capability to allow vessels to connect to shore electricity.
Shipping company DFDS has moved all of its services to the renovated pier, with the first vessels already having called in. It is now operating from the northern esplanade. Tallink Silja and Finnlines will continue to operate services from the new pier completed last summer.
Viking Line will continue to call at the port’s central quay-berth. The ferry Rosella returned to service from the dockyard on February 3 and the new Viking Line check-in is being used for the first time.
TTG Nordic

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