Pronounced uptick in volume at Kapellskär
Nine per cent increase in volume sees 2.9m tonnes moved through key Swedish port in 2020.
Despite Coronavirus and worldwide disruption, Stockholm’s biggest freight port, Kapellskär, saw a marked increase in volume in 2020, up nine per cent on 2019. The figures were released today by Stockholms Hamnar.
In a statement, Peter Lundmann, operations chief for the Port of Kapellskär, said: “It’s good to see volumes continuing to increase at Kapellskär. We’ve had steady growth for many years, which shows how important the port is for the Mälardals region”.
The biggest increase the port has seen has been via Finnlink, Stockholms Hamnars’ biggest customer, but there has also been an increase in volume through carriers DFDS and Tallink. Both companies have added to their sailings to the port and according to the port authority, 50% of cargo to and from Finland and Estonia passes through Kapellskär.